3 NY Workers Win $6.2M In Pregnancy Discrimination Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (September 16, 2015, 10:31 PM EDT) -- A New York state jury on Tuesday awarded three former employees of a Manhattan medical office nearly $6.2 million in a pregnancy discrimination suit, finding that their pregnancies were a determining factor in their firings.

Following a monthlong trial, the jury found that G.E.B. Medical Management Inc. and its owner Bruce Paswall fired three administrative workers, Marlena Santana, Yasminda Davis and Melissa Rodriguez, after learning of their pregnancies.

The jury awarded $1.5 million in compensatory damages to each plaintiff for pain and suffering, a total of $1.5 million in punitive damages and lost wages of about $180,000 total, according to court...

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