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Texas: Radio Station Snubs Former Employee

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When Plaintiff was fired by her former employer, a radio station, in 2008, Plaintiff formed an advertising agency and filed a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), charging her former employer with gender discrimination. Approximately 18 months later, Plaintiff approached Defendant--former employer to buy advertising for one of Plaintiff's clients. Defendant's Vice President rejected Plaintiff's business, stating that he had been instructed by in-house counsel to refuse Plaintiff's offer due to the pending EEOC claim. Plaintiff brought suit against Defendant under the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act for retaliation and discrimination. Only the retaliation claim went to the jury.

VERDICT: $766,617. Breakdown: $6,617 in past lost earnings, $10,000 for past mental anguish and $750,000 in punitive damages.

Corina T. Allen v. Radio One of Texas II, LLC