$545,000 verdict for victim of lost wages and emotional distress
Bohbot & Riles, PC represented the founder and former chief executive of the FAME charter school in Fremont. As the CEO, she came to believe that the school’s Board of Directors was engaged in illegal activity. She complained about this behavior repeatedly. She was subjected to gender discrimination and retaliation for her complaints. She was ultimately placed on administrative leave and then terminated. Bohbot & Riles, PC filed suit on her behalf and after years of litigation and a lengthy trial of more than two months received a $545,000 verdict from the Jury, including lost wages and emotional distress damages. Additionally, the jury found that the Board and specifically, the Board President acted with malice in terminating her. This finding led to a confidential settlement of the punitive damages.