Transportation Company Hit With $22 Million Hostile Workplace Verdict

Attorney Ravi Sattiraju of Sattiraju & Tharney, LLP represented Scott Specchio against YRC in a hostile workplace lawsuit. In the lawsuit, Specchio maintained he was subjected to anti-gay slurs and physical abuse in the workplace.

The jury awarded Specchio around $4.6 million in economic and emotional distress damages in addition to $15 million in punitive damages under the NJLAD (New Jersey Law Against Disrimination). There were additional damages awarded for assault and battery ($1 million), as well as intentional infliction of emotional distress ($2 million).

Attorney Ravi Sattiraju said the following regarding the verdict

"A jury of Mr. Specchio's peers unequivocally stated that harassment in the workplace cannot be tolerated," Sattiraju said. "We are also deeply gratified that the jury recognized the devastating impact that the scourge of discrimination can have on its victims."
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