Discrimination Lawsuit Against St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell Delayed Until Next Year, Amid Congressional Run

CLAYTON, Mo. – The much-anticipated discrimination lawsuit trial against St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell has been postponed until next year. The trial, which was originally scheduled to begin on Monday, will now take place on January 27, according to St. Louis County Circuit Judge Bruce Hilton. The delay comes after lawyers Jerome Dobson and Gregory Rich, representing Susan Petersen, a former longtime prosecutor who was fired by Bell in October 2019, requested more time. Petersen filed the lawsuit in October 2020, claiming that she worked in the prosecutor’s office for 21 years before … Read more

Manchester Man Wins Age Discrimination Lawsuit Against Demoulas Market Basket, Awarded $140,000 in Damages

CONCORD, New Hampshire – A federal jury in New Hampshire has ruled in favor of a Manchester man who claimed that he was denied a promotion by the Demoulas Market Basket supermarket chain due to his age. Court records showed that Rodney Martinez, who was hired by the privately owned supermarket in 2012, repeatedly sought a full-time position but was consistently passed over in favor of younger and less-experienced candidates. The jury awarded Martinez a total of $140,000 in damages after finding that the company had willfully violated federal and New Hampshire anti-discrimination laws. According … Read more

Former Market Basket Employee Wins $135,000 in Age Discrimination Lawsuit

Tewksbury, Massachusetts – A former employee of Market Basket, a popular supermarket chain, has been awarded nearly $135,000 in lost wages and damages. The decision was made by a jury in a federal case that accused Market Basket of age discrimination. Rodney Martinez, who had worked part-time for more than seven years, alleged that younger employees were consistently promoted over him. The court documents, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire, revealed Martinez’s claims under the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the New Hampshire Law Against Discrimination. After … Read more

New Hampshire Man Wins Age Discrimination Lawsuit Against Market Basket, Grocer Mulls Appeal

CONCORD, N.H. – Market Basket, a grocery store chain, is considering an appeal after a federal jury awarded a New Hampshire man over $134,000 in an age discrimination lawsuit. The plaintiff, Rodney Martinez, who joined the company at the age of 55 in 2012, alleges that despite working full-time hours at the company’s Manchester store, he was never promoted to a full-time position with benefits. He claims that between 2017 and 2019, out of 37 employees promoted, only 5 were over the age of 38. In response to the jury’s decision, Market Basket expressed surprise … Read more