Week of November 26, 2007

"ACSC knew its older managers objected to its compensation reduction plan. Jurors could reasonably infer it used pretexts to deny Wysinger a transfer and created a hostile work environment in retaliation for his EEOC complaint. Kane told Wysinger, "[W]e are going to crush" the managers opposed to the plan. He told Coleman, "It doesn't matter what you did for this company in the last 30 . . . years. None of that matters. And you can die at your desk. We'll replace you tomorrow. Nobody cares." The jury could find that this callous and retaliatory conduct merits an award of punitive damages"

Presiding Justice Arthur Gilbert
Wysinger v. Automobile Club of Southern California (Nov. 29, 2007, B191028)
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