Craig Knox and Ross Vickers secure a defense verdict in an employment discrimination case in federal court.October 10, 2019 |
Craig Knox and Ross Vickers secured a defense verdict for a client in a failure to hire case based on a theory of age and gender discrimination. The Plaintiffs argued they were better qualified for the positions they applied for than the other applicants who applied and were hired; hence, they were not hired because of their ages and gender. Craig and Ross argued and presented evidence that the decision to hire the applicants for the open positions, and not the Plaintiffs, was based on several facts--none of which had anything to do with age or gender. The jury was out for about an hour before finding there was no liability. The trial lasted 3-days in federal court before Judge T. Kent Wetherell, III of the Northern District of Florida.