Class Notes for 8-28 - Anna King HA 387 8.28.2007 Class...

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Anna King HA 387 8.28.2007 Class Notes Damages against Discrimination Case Backpay- your lost wages and benefits. Takes away money made in the interim. Reinstatement – getting your job back. Reality, it never happens. (except professors) Cost and fees- cost of litigation plus attorney’s fees CRA 1991 Amended CRA 1964 Added jury trials Added punitive and compensatory damages o Punitives- 50 employees or less cap is $50k, more than 500 employees cap is $300k Burden of Proof One side has to prove something, and the other side has to prevent the one side from proving it. The job of the defense is to stop the prosecution from proving. The bloody glove doesn’t fit (OJ Simpson) which means that your evidence is no good. Think of burden of proof as a football field. Standards of Proof 1. beyond reasonable doubt 2. clear and convincing evidence 3. preponderance of the evidence Texas vs Burdine Case No executive director in this company, so this woman is acting as executive director. Restructuring of the company causes her to get fired and a male replaces
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