Low Point for Lowe’s
Looks like the management at Lowe’s in Longview hit a low point. According to an article in the Seattle Times (see below), three employees endured months of discrimination by their employer. I don’t know on what basis they were discriminated, but it was enough to earn a $1.7 million settlement.
Since the suit was filed in federal court, the plaintiffs were entitled to punitive damages up to $300,000. Generally courts don’t award these damages often, unless the conduct is very egregious. In this case, it sounds like it was.
If you want to read more about the settlement, check out the following link: