Former Exec Says Zimmer Had 'Figurative Gun To Her Head'

Law360 (December 4, 2020, 6:29 PM EST) -- An executive who accused Zimmer Biomet Holdings of violating federal discrimination law by withholding severance benefits is fighting to keep her suit alive, saying her only options were to quit or to be fired and implicated in a fraud scheme.

Robin Barney lodged a response Thursday in Indiana federal court hitting back at the medical device maker's bid to torpedo the remaining claims in her case, arguing that her resignation shouldn't preclude her from getting severance pay because she faced a no-win situation at work.

According to Barney, she had to quit because staying on would mean capitulating to bosses who...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!