Hayes, Potter & Martin take a limited number of cases and litigates those cases thoroughly and aggressively. If we take a case to litigation, we commit the resources necessary to see the case through to trial and defend the result on appeal.
Many of our cases are resolved by settlements that are, at the insistence of the employer and because of the amounts involved, confidential. On the other hand, the results in those cases that are not settled before trial are a matter of public record. Here are some recent examples:
WIN IN SEXUAL DISCRIMINATION CASE AGAINST THE U.S. GOVERNMENT
In the summer of 2008, we obtained more than $65,000 for a client in a sexual discrimination case against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Most of the award was for the client’s emotional distress arising out of the defendant’s failure to promote our client to a position for which she was more qualified than the male that was selected.
A $2.25 MILLION IN A SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE
In late 2006, the firm won a jury verdict of $2.25 million in a sexual harassment case against an Atlanta-based chain of sports bars and its principal shareholder. Our client was the company’s highest-placed female officer. The firm’s trial team was led by Ed Buckley and included Dena George.