Gotthardt v. National Railroad Passenger Corp.

$1,000,000 -- Female Locomotive Engineer sues Employer for Sex Discrimination, Retaliation and a Hostile Work Environment. --

A two week federal jury trial on behalf of an AMTRAK female locomotive engineer who had been the victim of sex discrimination, retaliation and a hostile work environment. Plaintiff was represented by Ms. Felicia Curran, formally with the Law Offices of Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP.

Together with her co-counsel, Howard Moore, Jr., Ms. Curran obtained a combined jury verdict/equitable relief award in excess of $1,000,000 dollars for the plaintiff, which the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the verdict in the plaintiff's favor.

This case is the first appellate decision in this Circuit holding that the damage cap of 42 U.S.C. Section 1981a(b)(3) does not apply to an employee's claims for lost future wages ("front pay") under Title VII, and paved the way for employees to obtain damage awards for future lost wages based on their actual future wage loss, without an arbitrary dollar cut-off.

RESULT: $1,000,000 combines jury verdict/equitable relief on behalf of the plaintiffs.

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