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Retaliation Damages for Sharing EEOC Charge (access required)

A boatyard owner retaliated against an African-American boat painter when he shared with other area boatyard owners the boat painter’s EEOC charge, filed after the painter’s termination; the Richmond U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge who tried the case awards the painter $1,000 compensatory damages for emotional distress, and $1,000 in punitive damages. Plaintiff is an African-American ...