$240M Jury Verdict For Disabled Workers To Embolden EEOC

Law360, New York (May 2, 2013, 7:07 PM EDT) -- With the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission having won its highest jury verdict ever on Wednesday, attorneys say employers can expect to face an even bolder EEOC now that the agency, which has recently suffered some high-profile litigation setbacks, has something to crow about.

An Iowa federal jury handed the agency the historic victory when it ordered the now-defunct Hill Country Farms Inc., which did business as Henry’s Turkey Service, to pay $7.5 million to each of 32 mentally disabled former employees who the EEOC claimed...
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