FMCO’s Year in Review
In employment law, 2017 is a great year of progress for workers in combating sexual harassment, sexual assault, gender discrimination, retaliation, and other unequal and unfair treatment of women in the workplace. Brave men and women throughout our nation have stepped forward to help end unfair treatment of individuals in the workplace.
For us at Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O’Neil, LLC, this past year has been a very busy one representing clients on Title VII and related claims. This year, FMCO has actively pursued justice for employees with numerous EEOC filings, IDHR filings, and federal and state court filings. One case we are particularly honored to have been given the opportunity to litigate is:
Davis, et. al., v. Packer Engineering, Inc. (1:11-cv-07923): Partner Kathleen C. Chavez and her team obtained a jury verdict in the amount of $450,000 in compensatory damages and $6,000,000 in punitive damages. The jury awarded plaintiff Davis $150,000 in compensatory damages and $3,000,000 in punitive damages. The jury awarded plaintiff Wilson $300,000 in compensatory damages and $3,000,000 in punitive damages.
The verdict for plaintiffs Davis and Wilson was awarded by the jury on their sexual hostile work environment, Title VII claims involving allegations that they had been submitted to an ongoing and egregious hostile, offensive, unfair and unequal work environment for females.
“I would HIGHLY recommend Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O’Neil, LLC, to anyone in need of legal advice and/or representation! I continue to be impressed with the depth and breadth of their knowledge of complex legal matters and their willingness to fight for what is right and just. From the beginning, I had a fantastic team of exceptional professionals collectively advocating on my behalf. This firm is a legal dream team!” — Employment law client
We at FMCO look forward to another year of actively and zealously pursuing justice in the workplace on behalf of all of our clients.