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Wrongful Employment Termination

Bobby Beasley vs. Mayflower Vehicles Systems, Inc., United States District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, Civil Action No.: 2:04-0505.

Type of case: Wrongful Employment Termination

Bobby Beasley had previously sued Mayflower because of a workplace injury (Chris Heavens obtained a $300,000 settlement* for Mr. Beasley in a previous lawsuit). Upon returning to work from his injury, Mr. Beasley was offered a management position with the company. Mr. Beasley accepted the management position with the company and was later terminated from employment. Chris Heavens again sued Mayflower on behalf of Mr. Beasley; this time alleging that Mayflower illegally retaliated against Mr. Beasley because of his previous lawsuit against the company. The case went to trial in Federal Court and the jury returned a verdict in favor of Mr. Beasley, awarding him $100,000 in back wages, $35,000 for emotional distress and $35,000 in punitive damages. Result: $165,000 Jury Verdict*.

Counsel: Christopher J. Heavens, Charleston, WV

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