A Facebook post by the daughter of a Florida educator cost the father $80,000 out of a larger settlement of an employment discrimination suit against a private school.
“Mama and Papa Snay won the case against Gulliver,” said the Facebook post by the unidentified college-age daughter of Patrick Snay. “Gulliver is now officially paying for my vacation to Europe this summer. SUCK IT.”
Snay had sued the Miami-based Gulliver Schools Inc. for age bias and retaliation under Florida law when his contract was not renewed as a headmaster. In 2011, Snay and the non-profit school group reached a confidential settlement providing Snay with $150,000 in back pay and attorney’s fees. The agreement included a strict confidentiality provision, providing that if Snay or his wife violated the provision, an $80,000 portion of the settlement would be “disgorged.”