Stember, Cohn & Davidson-Welling, LLC, won a jury verdict approaching $900,000 in an age discrimination and FMLA case.
Over a career spanning almost 30 years, Walter Mikulan had worked his way up through the ranks from corrections officer to Major when Allegheny County Jail Warden Orlando Harper fired him. The jury found that Harper terminated Mikulan because of his age and because he took time off under the FMLA. The verdict will increase to almost $1.5 million once liquidated damages and attorney's fees are added. Maureen Davidson-Welling of Stember Cohn & Davidson-Welling, LLC, served as trial co-counsel along with lead counsel Attorney O'Brien.
No person who grows old in a job should be fired from that job because they are believed to be too old. And no person should lose a job for taking leave that is protected under the FMLA.