Founding attorney Steven Rubin has recently received the award for Top Verdict in labor and employment law. Every year, Top Verdict recognizes attorneys and law firms that have won high jury verdicts in their state and practice area. This accolade acknowledges his work on Mecredy v. Sonic Industries Inc. where his client received compensation in the amount of $474,004.00.
Plaintiff James Mecredy worked at Sargent Aerospace LLC, Sonic Division for 27 years before being laid off in December 2014. Mecredy was subsequently hired by another company that was a supplier to Sargent Aerospace in March 2015. Sargent managers paid a visit to Mecredy’s new employer after learning of his new position. Mecredy was terminated shortly after their visit. Later, the second employer left a voicemail to Sargent employees to verify that Mecredy was no longer affiliated with the business.
Mecredy claimed that the actions of the Sargent managers cost him his job, damaged his reputation, and led to emotional distress. The plaintiff alleged that Sargent wanted to avoid competition and pressured his new employer into dismissing him. The Sargent employees interfered with his newfound employment and slandered his name. The defendant offered $75,000.00 as a settlement. However, the jury awarded the plaintiff in the amount of $474,000.00.
Attorney Steven Rubin said, “My goal has always been to fight for the rights of individuals in the workplace and I believe that this award is a sign that I’m right on track. I feel extremely humbled to receive this recognition”.
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