|By PR Newswire||
|October 25, 2012 07:04 PM EDT||
STUART, Fla., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Prominent trial attorney Willie Gary along with his team of attorneys CK Hoffler, Victor Swift and Marwan Porter, filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit on behalf of six Palm Beach police officers who have discrimination and sexual harassment complaints against the town of Palm Beach. The lawsuit was filed today in state court at the Palm Beach County Courthouse. Individual complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission have also been filed.
The plaintiffs include police officer Jason Vega, who was wrongfully demoted from sergeant and was the only Hispanic/minority supervisor. The other plaintiffs, Artemis Saridakis, Levente Henter who was recently terminated, Gilard Bockman, Samuel Riley, and Marcus Farmer allege discrimination based upon race, national origin, gender, religious preference and sexual harassment in violation of Federal Law.
The allegations outlined in the lawsuit include superior officers making anti-Semitic remarks, racial and ethnic slurs and inappropriate sexual gestures toward officers. In one instance, a senior officer told a Jewish officer "that the Holocaust never happened." In addition, the same senior officer has been observed giving Nazi salutes while saying "Sieg Heil."
"Our law firm takes these allegations very seriously and will prosecute the claims to fullest extent," commented Gary. "These clients are good people whose job is to protect and serve but who is protecting their rights? No one should have to work in an environment infected with racial and ethnic bias. These are serious claims and could expose the Town of Palm Beach to millions of dollars in damages," continued Gary.
Gary is no stranger to seeking justice. Gary and his legal team are known for taking on some of the nation's most powerful corporate giants, including the funeral industry. In 1995, a jury awarded Gary and his legal team a record-breaking, half-billion dollars against one of the world's largest funeral chains, The Loewen Group. In addition, Gary is noted for winning a $240 million jury verdict in Orange County against the Walt Disney Corporation for his clients who alleged that Disney stole their idea for a sports theme park. In 2001, a jury awarded Gary a $139.6 million verdict for the Maris Distributing Company against Anheuser Busch.
Web site: http://www.garylawgroup.com
SOURCE Law Offices of Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson & Gary, P.L.