Verdict Against Merck in Baltimore

The Maryland Daily Record reports that a Baltimore jury awarded 555,000 to a former Merck & Co. saleswoman who had filed a lawsuit alleging she was fired in retaliation for reporting her supervisor’s violations of corporate policies. The jury awarded both past and future wages.

The Plaintiff had asked for five years of lost wages claiming she has not been able to find a job in the last two years and won’t be able to for the next three. Plaintiff was making $120,000 a year. I know it is a tough job market. But it seems a bit unlikely to me that someone who could command such a wage could not find any job over a five year period.