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LeFevour, Carlos Secure Defense Verdict for Hospital in Employment Dispute

November 20, 2018

Johnson & Bell Shareholders, Genevieve M. LeFevour and Christopher J. Carlos, received a jury verdict in favor of their hospital client in a contentious employment dispute. In this case, plaintiff filed an eight-count employment discrimination lawsuit against the hospital alleging that it failed to hire her for a position because of her age (58) and because she was a woman (the person hired for the position was a 26-year-old male with nearly 20 years less experience). Plaintiff also claimed that her hours were reduced because of her age and gender; that she received negative evaluations because of her age and gender; and that the hospital gave her negative reviews and reduced her hours in retaliation for a letter sent to the hospital by her lawyer complaining of age and sex discrimination. After five days of trial, the jury deliberated for less than an hour before returning a verdict for the defense. In addition to Ms. LeFevour and Mr. Carlos, the trial team included Johnson & Bell Associates, Jack E. Bentley and Michael R. Sherer.

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