A doctor, Kristina Gertszten, a radiation oncologist, reported gender discrimination at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.  She claimed that she was retaliated against when the hospital twice failed to hire her as a medical director. 

A federal court jury found that Dr. Gertszten had been retaliated against for reporting sex discrimination.  The jury's verdict included $200,000 in compensatory damages, the maximum of $300,000 in punitive damages, about $1.5 million in back pay and $827,292 in lost future income or "front pay."

Source:  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lexington, Kentucky employment lawyer Robert Abell represents individuals in discrimination and retaliation cases.

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