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Sunday, September 18, 2011

District court erred in denying backpay to successful Title VII litigant based on finding that $300,000 compensatory damages award was enough to make her whole

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The 2d Circuit recently held that the lower court erroneously held that an employee who was awarded $580,000 in compensatory damages on her Title VII claims of gender bias, hostile work environment, and reprisal (which was reduced to the federal statutory cap of $300,000) was not entitled to consideration of backpay because the compensatory damages award would make her whole Bergerson v New York State Office of Mental Health, ___F.3d____( 2d Cir. July 21, 2011).  

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/2011/09/district-court-erred-in-denying-backpay-to-successful-title-vii-litigant-based-on-finding-that-300000-compensatory-damages.html

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