After a ten (10) day jury trial, our attorneys obtained a jury verdict of $2.7 million, in an age discrimination case against the Kansas City Missouri Police Department.
The firm’s client was an experienced and well-respected officer with over 24 years on the force. When the officer was given an ultimatum to transfer out of his position as a Community Action Network officer, and he believed the forced transfer was due to his age, he filed a grievance, which was summarily rejected by the Police Chief. He then filed with the appropriate Equal Employment agencies and pursued his claim in court.The jury found that as a result of the Department’s discriminatory misconduct, the officer suffered past and future lost income and physical and emotional pain and suffering, in the amount of $700,000. The jury also found that the Department’s actions were willful, and in reckless disregard for the officer’s rights under the age discrimination law, and awarded an additional $2 million in punitive damages. The case was settled after trial.