Attorney Timothy J. Coffey Wins Multi-Million-Dollar Jury Verdict for Disabled Worker Illegally Prevented from Returning to Work and then Fired

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Attorney Timothy J. Coffey of The Coffey Law Office, P.C. in Wheaton, IL, recently secured a multi-million-dollar jury verdict for a worker in a case involving discrimination in the workplace.

The Coffey Law Office, P.C., Wheaton, IL

Timothy J. Coffey

“I am extremely proud of our firm’s accomplishments in securing these settlements for our clients. We are committed to providing the attention and dedication that every victim of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation deserves.,” Coffey commented.

Attorney Timothy J. Coffey opened his own practice in 1996 under the name of the Law Office of Timothy J. Coffey, which is now known as Timothy J. Coffey or The Coffey Law Office, P.C. Timothy is a sole practitioner, licensed to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. His practice focuses on labor and employment litigation on behalf of employees or former employees who have been victimized by discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation in the workplace.

Timothy has tried numerous cases to administrative hearing officers as well as state and federal judges and juries. This case involved an employee who was fired after his employer refused to return him to work following a work injury. In October 2019, a Rockford, IL jury found that the employer discriminated and retaliated against the employee in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Illinois common law.

In Richard Jankowski v. Dean Foods Company and Dean Dairy Holdings, LLC, N.D. Ill. (Western Division) Case No.16-cv-50103 (ADA failure to accommodate, discriminatory failure to RTW and termination, and common law workers’ compensation retaliatory failure to RTW and discharge): After approximately two hours of deliberation following nine days of trial, the jury found both Defendants liable on all claims and awarded the Plaintiff $316,000 in lost wages/benefits and compensatory damages as well as $3 million in punitive damages.

“I am extremely proud of our firm’s accomplishments in securing these settlements for our clients. We are committed to providing the attention and dedication that every victim of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation deserves. With a personalized touch given in every case, we tirelessly advocate for our clients’ best interests so they can move forward,” Coffey commented.

Prior to graduating Cum Laude with his Juris Doctorate degree from John Marshall Law School, Timothy worked as an Illinois Certified Public Accountant (CPA) employed by Arthur Andersen & Co., Chase Manhattan Bank, and Shand Morahan & Company.

About Attorney Timothy J. Coffey and The Coffey Law Office, P.C.
Since 1996, The Coffey Law Office, P.C. has focused on representing workers illegally fired from their jobs in violation of federal, state and local statutes and regulations including the ADA, National Labor Relations Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Age Discrimination in Employment, Illinois Human Rights Acts, Illinois Nursing Home Care Act, Illinois Whistleblower Act, Illinois common law, and other anti-retaliation and discrimination laws.
Attorney Timothy J. Coffey has successfully protected and enhanced the rights of workers throughout the state of Illinois.

To learn more about Attorney Timothy J. Coffey or The Coffey Law Office, P.C., visit https://www.employmentlawcounsel.com/ or call 630-326-6600.

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