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Jackson County jury sides with former city employee in retaliation lawsuit

A Jackson County jury has awarded a former maintenance worker for the Kansas City Water Services Department $790,000 in damages following a nearly two-week trial. On Feb. 6, the jury sided with Ronald E. Williams on his claims of retaliation ...

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Employment Law: Retaliation-Discrimination-Hostile Work Environment

Plaintiff filed suit against defendants, her former employer and several of its executives, alleging retaliation, discrimination and hostile work environment. The district court granted summary judgment to defendants. Where the record reflected that several individual defendants were not decision-makers and ...

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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 ...

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Riverview Gardens Whistleblower files suit

A whistleblower in the investigation against the former superintendent of the Riverview Gardens School District is suing the district for a hostile work environment created by the superintendent. Linda Thomas, a payroll specialist, alleges she was forced to resign after ...

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