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Massachusetts SJC, Applying NY Law, Requires CEO to Return $7 Million in Salary and Bonuses Paid to him while Harassing Female Employees

This alert talks about a recent decision by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, which awarded Astra Zeneca about $7 million in salary and bonuses paid to its former CEO. The CEO had engaged in a long standing pattern of harassing female employees. The Court applied New York law. The full decision can be found here. Mintz Levin handled the case for Astra, led by partners Jeff Robbins, Henry Sullivan, Chip Phinney, and Joe Lipshitz.

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David Barmak

Member / Chair Emeritus, Employment, Labor & Benefits Practice

David Barmak is an experienced trial lawyer at Mintz who focuses his practice on employment law and HR issues. He litigates cases in federal and state courts and arbitrations across the country. David counsels clients on compliance and employee relations issues and risk reduction options.