Mercedes Dealer Hit With $4M Verdict For Firing Disabled Man

Law360, Los Angeles (February 22, 2017, 7:30 PM EST) -- A Florida federal jury awarded a fired Mercedes-Benz dealership employee nearly $4.5 million in damages after finding he was discriminated against after being diagnosed with cancer and having a kidney removed, according to a verdict on Wednesday.

Michael Axel, 74, had been fired in May 2014 from Fields Motorcars of Florida Inc. for violating company policy during his first year of employment — about a decade earlier — court records show. But in the months leading up to his termination, he was asked repeatedly about his...
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