I have a friend who works for a local health food company. I’ve heard about him from time to time over the years and he’s always been a little bit of a kazoo. He was nominated for the employee of the month award in 2013 and 2014. Now, that is what I call recognition.
He was pretty darn good at it. The actual recognition was when he was nominated for the award along with several other folks.
As a matter of fact, Kazoo has been in the news quite a bit recently, with the local news reporting on a recent class action lawsuit against the company. It’s a rather unusual case, but the suit has been settled, and the class action suit against Kazoo is being tossed out. In fact, the lawsuit has been dropped entirely.
Why not just go ahead and say, “Hey, Kazoo, I was nominated for the award for your class action lawsuit against the company. I guess we’ll see what happens.
Basically, the class action suit was brought on behalf of Kazoo employees by a few disgruntled employees who were upset that they had been passed over for certain senior positions and that they weren’t eligible for promotion. I believe that Kazoo was also named in the suit in a number of other ways, including being the company that gave them the list of the senior positions that they should’ve been given.
Well that is all in the past, and the court says that the company should pay the employees they claim they violated the law. Since all of the people who were allegedly wrongfully let down by Kazoo have already moved on, the court basically says that the company is not liable. However, the judge has also added a section in the judgment that says that Kazoo could be held liable for damages if they re-examined their hiring process.
The jury, the judge here, and the company’s attorneys have all been very good. They’ve taken the case to the judge, and the judge is now ruling on the damages and restitution issues. The judge’s ruling will help the company to stay ahead of the trial, and hopefully the jury will find that the company has had enough of the court’s ruling.
I have to say, the jury has been very fair to the company. They are the jury, and they are the ones deciding the case. Kazoo is in the position of being able to say, “I’m not going to spend so much money on you.” But at the same time, they can’t say, “I’m not going to spend any of my money on you.
It is a good lesson for companies to learn, and it is a good lesson for the business world too. The more people you can afford to pay, the less you have to spend on lawyers and the more you can afford to pay your employees.
Companies are like businesses. They want to hire a lot of people, and they like to make sure that they dont have to pay them too much money. But they also like to know that they do not have to spend money on those employees that they do not want to hire. That is why companies often hire outside contractors, and this is part of why Kazoo is paying for outside help.