Settlement for African American Woman Who Was Demoted

Recently, I represented an African American woman who worked for one employer for 25 years. A new boss came to her department and it was obvious that he was a bigot. My client, who had always received promotions and raises, was demoted. After a year of effort, the company agreed to take the case to mediation. After one day of tough mediation, the parties agreed to a settlement of $250,000. The client was pleased to avoid long, drawn-out trial. — Attorney Howard Trubman