Victory in Age Discrimination Arbitration
Payne & Fears LLP obtained a complete defense victory for its client, a major local manufacturer, in an employment discrimination case. Plaintiff alleged that Payne & Fears’ client discriminated against the plaintiff based upon his age, retaliated against him for making internal complaints, breached an employment contract, wrongfully terminated the plaintiff, and wrongfully withheld several hundred thousand dollars of salary and stock options. After a five-day arbitration, Payne & Fears LLP obtained an award in the employer’s favor on all claims. Jeffrey K. Brown and Katherine L. Pearson handled the defense of the case.