Roche Must Cough Up $1M Over Scientist Firing, NJ Court Says

Law360, New York (July 03, 2012, 3:50 PM ET) -- A New Jersey appeals court on Tuesday upheld a $1.09 million judgment against Roche Molecular Systems Inc., holding that although a jury found no evidence the pharmaceutical giant had racially discriminated against a scientist, it had reason to find he had been fired for his allegations.

The case stems from a 2009 complaint alleging Roche violated New Jersey's Laws Against Discrimination by firing Anthony Onuoha, an African-American principal scientist who worked in the firm's Branchburg testing site from 2005 to 2009. After a trial last fall,...
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