St. Louis employment discrimination trial ends with $400,000 verdict

gender discrimination.jpgA St. Louis County jury returned a verdict on Monday in an employment discrimination lawsuit brought by two former and two current employees of the Monarch Fire Protection District. The four female plaintiffs alleged they were subjected to gender discrimination and a hostile work environment. The jury sided with the two current employees, awarding each $200,000 in damages. However, the jury sided with the District on the claims brought the two former employees. The jury did not award punitive damages.