Dismissal caseA notable dismissal case in the United States: David Dowell filed a lawsuit against his former employer for discrimination. Dowell was found guilty by arbitration and his former employer had to pay him $ 10 million (approximately 8.6 million euros) in damages.
David Dowell has been with Novant Health since 2013, a non-profit health care organization with 35,000 employees and headquartered in the state of North Carolina. Dowell was director of marketing until 2018, when he said he was fired without prior warning or explanation, according to the AP news agency and the American press.
According to Novant Health, the senior official’s contract was terminated due to failure to function properly. Dowell says he has no place as a white man in the company’s plans for greater diversity in board positions. A black and white woman filled Dowell’s place after he left.
This compensation is a clear signal that an employer should not lay off or replace his employees.
The former CEO decided to sue his former boss for discrimination. After a week-long trial, the judges ruled in his favor. Novant Health owes him $ 10 million.
Dowell said his lawyer was pleased with the outcome of the case. “This compensation is a clear signal that an employer should not lay off or replace his employees.”
A spokesman said Novant Health was disappointed with the decision of the arbitral tribunal. “We will consider the next possible legal action, including an appeal.”
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