Man loses $80,000 discrimination settlement over daughter’s Facebook post

02/28/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Florida – A court threw out a settlement awarded to a former headmaster at Gulliver Preparatory School in an age discrimination lawsuit after his daughter went on social media boasting about it. As reported by the Miami Herald, Third District Court of Appeal determined Wednesday that Patrick Snay and his daughter violated the terms of a confidentially agreement and tossed out his $80,000 settlement.

Gulliver settled the case with Snay in 2011 after being accused the previous year of age discrimination and retaliation when the school did not renew his contract. The settlement terms were contingent on a confidentiality agreement, which reportedly required Snay and his wife to keep them private. The daughter, Dana Snay, posted on Facebook in reference to the settlement, “Mama and Papa Snay won the case against Gulliver… Gulliver is now officially paying for my vacation to Europe this summer. SUCK IT.”

Judge Linda Ann Wells, who overturned the decision of a Circuit Court to enforce the deal after Gulliver challenged the payments, is quoted in the report as writing in her ruling, “Snay violated the agreement by doing exactly what he had promised not to do… His daughter then did precisely what the confidentiality agreement was designed to prevent.”

Snay is currently headmaster at Riviera Preparatory Academy in Coral Gables. He can file for a rehearing in the case or appeal it to the Florida Supreme Court.

This report is provided by Justice News Flash – Florida Legal News

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