Employment Retaliatory Discharge Under the Age Discrimination Employment Act (ADEA) Rebuffed

Long-term sales manager Harold Cohen asserted that he had been discharged on account of age, but his employer, the largest pool tile distributor in the country, asserted abundant non-discriminatory reasons for his discharge. He sought damages including back-pay of $436,500 and front pay of $636,691, plus liquidated damages for willful violation of ADEA and six-figure attorneys’ fees. After a two-week trial involving witnesses from around the country, a defense verdict was returned. An award of costs against the plaintiff was relinquished to resolve an appeal.

Harold Cohen v. National Pool Tile Group, Inc., US District Court, Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, Civil Action Number 1:01-CV-3249-WBH (Judge Willis B. Hunt, Jr.)

Counsel for Defendant: Steve Cotter


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