Richard DaPrato v. Massachusetts Water Resources Authority: In January 2018, a Suffolk County jury awarded $1.2 million to Rick DaPrato, who was wrongfully fired by the MWRA. Mr. DaPrato was represented by Robert Mantell and David Belfort of Bennett and Belfort, P.C.. Mr. DaPrato was fired in retaliation for taking FMLA leave and seeking a reasonable accommodation.
Enos v. Mayor, City of Brockton Enos v. Mayor, City of Brockton, First Amendment case brought by Brockton police official, Federal Court jury awarded $350,000. Kevin G. Powers
Hearing Officer Orders Female Police Officer Promoted to Sergeant Jonathan Margolis and Beth Myers represented the successful complainant at a hearing at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, in which the Town of Winthrop’s first female police officer was discriminated against and denied promotion to the rank of Sergeant for more fourteen years in retaliation for her earlier complaints of sex discrimination. In a favorable ...
Gyulakian v. Lexus of Watertown: $540,000 Jury Verdict in Sexual Case
Robert Mantell and Lori Jodoin successfully represented the plaintiff alleging sexual harassment at a car dealership, and obtained a jury award of $540,000. Gyulakian v. Lexus of Watertown, Inc, (Middlesex Superior Court, 2014).
Kelley v. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation: Robert Mantell successfully tried a c. 151B retaliation case, and established that a lateral transfer was an adverse, retaliatory action. On behalf of the plaintiff, he won a verdict in excess of $875,000. Kelley v. Comm. of Massachusetts, (Suffolk Superior Court, 2012).
Brown v. Office of the Commissioner of Probation: Beth Myers and Jonathan Margolis tried a discrimination and retaliation case, in which the jury awarded $506,000 to a female Assistant Chief Probation Officer, finding that her employer, the Office of the Commissioner of Probation retaliated against her for complaining of discrimination. (damages later reduced)
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