A 12 person Texas jury has returned a whopping almost one million dollar verdict against a company that had discriminated against a manager based on his age.
The company. Host International, is responsible for food and beverage services at El Paso International Airport in Texas. Host international had acquired Delaware North, the service company that had held the contract before being bought out.
Frank Montalvano, age 57, had been the longtime Delaware North Food and Beverage manager. After being told his salary was going to be cut because large salaries are for young employees, he was eventually terminated.
Montalvano brought the claims of age discrimination, and in a 4 day trial was awarded $992,000 in damages based on the discriminatory behavior of Host International and their treatment of him.