Settled wrongful termination claims case

We negotiated a favorable settlement for our client, an assisted living center, in a state court civil action involving claims of wrongful termination, disability discrimination, workers’ compensation discrimination, and intentional infliction of emotional distress following an employee’s termination after her exhaustion of workers’ compensation benefits. Among others, the suit included claims the employer had terminated the employee despite having information her likely return to work was within two weeks of the termination date and a dispute as to whether an offer of light duty was ever conveyed to the plaintiff. Potential damages included back pay and front pay, emotional distress damages, punitive damages and an attorney’s fee award. Mediation following the filing of a comprehensive summary judgment motion resulted in settlement.