Client prevails on retaliation claim in arbitration
A firm client prevailed on his claim of retaliation after a two-day arbitration hearing. The client, whose work performance was outstanding, had raised an internal complaint of race discrimination and was terminated from his job mere weeks after. The proceeding was undertaken against the client’s former employer, a large business; the arbitrator determined that its decision to fire the client was retaliatory, in violation of both state and federal law, and awarded the client back pay and his attorney fees. Steve Chertkof was lead counsel.