Maryland Lawyers Debate Future Wages in Bias Suit

January 26, 2009

A Salisbury, Maryland woman who was awarded $300,000 after she was fired by a pesticide company and lawyers for that company were in court over economic damages.

Jean Scott was fired in 2005 for complaining about gender discrimination. She had worked for Syngenta Crop Protection or its predecessors for nearly a decade.

On Thursday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, an economist for Scott testified that Scott’s back pay, front pay and pension losses total as much as $734,000.

But economist Thomas Borzilleri of Bethesda agreed to make revisions that will bring a lower figure.

Scott’s lawyer says Chief Judge Benson E. Legg told Syngenta to think about reinstating Scott, or be ready to pay her some of her future wages.

Both sides will return within two weeks for oral arguments.

Information from: The (Baltimore) Daily Record

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