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Employment Law: Hostile Work Environment-Racial Discrimination-Punitive Damages

  Plaintiff filed suit against defendant, his employer, claiming a hostile work environment created by his manager’s racist comments and racially motivated decision-making. The jury found for plaintiff, awarding nominal compensatory damages and $250,000 in punitive damages to him. On appeal, defendant argued plaintiff’s claim was time-barred and that he presented insufficient evidence to support punitive ...
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