New Jersey: Brothers Fired for Race-Related Reason

Britney Buscaglia

Two Plaintiff--brothers brought a lawsuit against Defendant--supervisor and other members of their Defendant--employers' upper management for repeatedly making anti-Hispanic remarks. The brothers jointly sued under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. At trial, counsel for Plaintiffs pointed to the lack of evidence to support Defendants' supposed reasons for terminating Plaintiffs based on performance issues. The jury found Defendant--supervisor and Defendant--employers liable.

Verdict: $2,665,000

Ramon Cuevas and Jeffrey Cuevas v. Wentworth Group, Wentworth Property Management Corporation and Aruther L. Bartikofsky