Fogelman Law Prevails on Important Discrimination Case

Our law firm is proud to report on a trial victory in Suffolk Superior Court.  We represent Maria Alves, who was fired from her administrative job at Boston University after nine years.  Maria developed postpartum depression following her maternity leave and was not able to return to work right away.  After allowing her one medical leave, the University denied her an extension of that leave and terminated her.  We believes this was disability discrimination based on her postpartum condition and brought a case.  BU was unable to demonstrate that allowing an extended leave would have been an undue hardship/burden.  The jury awarded Maria $144,000 in damages, which will amount to $182,000 with interest.  We will also be entitled to an additional amount for attorneys’ fees.  The Brockton Enterprise wrote a good story on the case.



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