Prominent Minneapolis employment law firm garners settlement for multinational corporation employee
MINNEAPOLIS, MN, October 07, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Madia Law achieved a remarkable milestone by securing a $3 million disability discrimination settlement for one of its clients.
This substantial victory is a prime example of the firm’s commitment to justice and advocacy for its clients facing workplace discrimination.
Madia Law represented an employee named Daniel in a complex disability discrimination and retaliation case against one of the world’s largest multinational corporations. Daniel, a talented leader in his field, disclosed his disability and requested accommodations.
However, after revealing his disability, the corporation failed to provide the required accommodations, triggering a chain of events that ultimately led to Daniel’s wrongful termination.
Despite Daniel’s outstanding performance record and contributions to the company’s success, his employer terminated him the day after his attorney requested accommodations.
The corporation attempted to create a justification for his dismissal over the following two months. Initially offered a small settlement, Daniel’s courage led him to refuse the money and seek justice.
Madia Law took on the case and asserted that Daniel’s employer had violated the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA) by discriminating against him due to his disability and failing to accommodate his needs.
They also alleged retaliation by the corporation for his complaints about workplace discrimination, violating both acts.
Challenging a Goliath in Court
The case litigation spanned three years in federal court. The corporation, putting up an unwavering defense, filed for summary judgment, hoping to get the case dismissed.
However, in a strategic move, Madia Law, confident in its solid discovery record with multiple depositions and defense admissions, also filed a summary judgment. Daniel’s attorneys felt he should receive judgment without a trial.
The judge denied both sides’ motions for summary judgment, ensuring the case would proceed to trial.
Remarkably, only two weeks before the trial was set to begin, Daniel’s former employer, which had previously offered only $25,000, agreed to settle his case for $3 million.
This outcome demonstrates Madia Law’s unwavering dedication to advocating for its clients, even when facing insurmountable obstacles.
Daniel’s case serves as a reminder of the importance of ensuring equal opportunities and fair treatment for individuals with disabilities.
It also highlights the need for organizations to have comprehensive policies and practices to prevent and address discrimination in the workplace and retaliation.
About Madia Law
Madia Law, established in 2009, specializes in employment law, civil rights, and confronting police misconduct. Over 14 years, the firm has cultivated a reputation for passionately advocating for individuals facing injustice, taking on influential corporate and governmental giants.
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