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Daughter's Facebook Brag Costs Her Family $80,000

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A daughter’s snarky status update has cost her father the $80,000 settlement he won during an age discrimination lawsuit.

According to the Miami Herald, Patrick Snay, 69, was the headmaster at Gulliver Preparatory School in Miami for several years, but in 2010, the school didn’t renew his contract. Snay sued his former employer for age discrimination and won a settlement of $80,000 in November 2011. The agreement contained a standard confidentiality clause, prohibiting Snay or the school from talking about the case.

However, Snay’s daughter, Dana, now at Boston College and a part-time Starbucks barista, couldn’t resist bragging about the case on Facebook. “Mama and Papa Snay won the case against Gulliver,” she wrote. “Gulliver is now officially paying for my vacation to Europe this summer. SU**CK IT.”

Dana has 1,200 Facebook friends, many of whom are current and former Gulliver students and news of the post made its way back to the school’s lawyers, who appealed the verdict. The Third District Court of Appeal tossed out the $80,000 discrimination suit earlier this week. “Snay violated the agreement by doing exactly what he had promised not to do,” Judge Linda Ann Wells wrote. “His daughter then did precisely what the confidentiality agreement was designed to prevent.”

According to depositions obtained by the Miami Herald, Snay argued that he needed to share the news with his daughter because she suffered “psychological scars” from her time at the school and besides, she knew her parents were in mediation. “We knew what the restrictions were, yet we needed to tell her something,” he said. Snay is now headmaster at Riviera Preparatory Academy in Coral Gables. He is allowed to file a motion for rehearing and also appeal to the Florida Supreme Court. However, the odds of Snay winning his money back are slim, according to attorney Bradley Shear.



she said: "that's alot of money to spend on a purse!" and i instantly knew we could not be friends.

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ktlynam1393621653.6173630 PostsRegistered 11/17/2004

Guess little chickie is going to have to spend her summer at home.

croemer1393621656.4176295 PostsRegistered 1/29/2009

Oops...did she do dat?

"That what you gaze upon...you become"

SmittenKit­ten1393621783.812645 PostsRegistered 1/9/2014

Acting like an idiot on Facebook can cost you. She's how old?

deepwaterd­otter1393621967.7713033 PostsRegistered 9/1/2005America's Dairyland

She does appear to be suffering from "psychological scars" in the picture.

"I Can't Prove It, But I Can Say It." - S. Colbert

Seattlegir­l980261393622068.1471779 PostsRegistered 12/9/2011
Sounds like its time for her to "SU**CK IT" and pay for her own vacay to Europe.

Topaz Gem1393622095.81316136 PostsRegistered 10/31/2007Scenic New Hampshire

Because social media is such new territory, this generation is going to have to learn the hard way. The next generation will be more social media-savvy.

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arrabella1393622122.4571394 PostsRegistered 1/25/2007So. Ca.

There’s no cure for stupid!! Bet her parents are real proud of that picture of her!!!

Cakers11393622159.29714788 PostsRegistered 7/31/2007

I thought the confidentiality clause would have been to prevent the father from speaking publicly about the case, but not to his daughter. However, the daughter was old enough to know better in any circumstance. Since the daughter obviously knew the case was going on, I don't see a problem with dad telling her the outcome, but not the amount awarded.

Usually one will read that the case was settled for an undisclosed amount, so those who knew about the case would know it had been settled in favor of the dad.

What a lesson in keeping your mouth shut.

At least the war on the environment is going well.

"...for man has closed himself up, til he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern." - William Blake

Cakers11393622162.00314788 PostsRegistered 7/31/2007

I thought the confidentiality clause would have been to prevent the father from speaking publicly about the case, but not to his daughter. However, the daughter was old enough to know better in any circumstance. Since the daughter obviously knew the case was going on, I don't see a problem with dad telling her the outcome, but not the amount awarded.

Usually one will read that the case was settled for an undisclosed amount, so those who knew about the case would know it had been settled in favor of the dad.

What a lesson in keeping your mouth shut.

At least the war on the environment is going well.

"...for man has closed himself up, til he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern." - William Blake

shesallthat1393622426.7610388 PostsRegistered 4/4/2005
On 2/28/2014 Cakers1 said:

I thought the confidentiality clause would have been to prevent the father from speaking publicly about the case, but not to his daughter. However, the daughter was old enough to know better in any circumstance. Since the daughter obviously knew the case was going on, I don't see a problem with dad telling her the outcome, but not the amount awarded.

Usually one will read that the case was settled for an undisclosed amount, so those who knew about the case would know it had been settled in favor of the dad.

What a lesson in keeping your mouth shut.

Some confidentiality agreements stipulate that the client cannot tell people who are not involved in the case: others prohibit anyone from knowing. Facebook is a public forum, even if her profile is set to private, and that’s where the mistake was made.

she said: "that's alot of money to spend on a purse!" and i instantly knew we could not be friends.

MickD1393623809.0077873 PostsRegistered 2/6/2008San Clemente, CA.

Good for the school. When are certain people going to learn???? When it hits 'em in the pocket book, right?!

"When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time." ~ Maya Angelou

Peaches Mc­Phee1393624139.1631699 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 2/28/2014 deepwaterdotter said:

She does appear to be suffering from "psychological scars" in the picture.

Good one, deepwaterotter.

Pro-aging.

mgm21393630143.09317850 PostsRegistered 9/15/2012Livin' My Life Like It's Golden

What a snot!

Always laugh when you can, it is cheap medicine. - Lord Byron


azterry!1393630907.7076252 PostsRegistered 10/20/2011valley of the sun,az

It's going to be a long summer hoofing that coffee at Starbuck's for this chickie.

Perhaps a remedial English class would help fill her vacation-less summer as well.

She can start by learning the definition of "confidentiality agreement" {#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

Jules52801393631495.718876 PostsRegistered 6/25/2013Land of Oz

Hmmmm... $80,000 to pay back her dad = selling a whole lot of coffee. Just another example of stupid people behaving badly.

"Do What You Can, With What You Have, Where You Are." ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Love Roses1393631776.0410681 PostsRegistered 1/10/2007

One less tourist in Europe.

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chumlee_1393633971.5475381 PostsRegistered 10/3/2008
On 2/28/2014 Seattlegirl98026 said: Sounds like it's time for her to "SU**CK IT" and pay for her own vacay to Europe.
LOL!! What a brat!

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Cakers11393634097.62714788 PostsRegistered 7/31/2007
On 2/28/2014 shesallthat said:
On 2/28/2014 Cakers1 said:

I thought the confidentiality clause would have been to prevent the father from speaking publicly about the case, but not to his daughter. However, the daughter was old enough to know better in any circumstance. Since the daughter obviously knew the case was going on, I don't see a problem with dad telling her the outcome, but not the amount awarded.

Usually one will read that the case was settled for an undisclosed amount, so those who knew about the case would know it had been settled in favor of the dad.

What a lesson in keeping your mouth shut.

Some confidentiality agreements stipulate that the client cannot tell people who are not involved in the case: others prohibit anyone from knowing. Facebook is a public forum, even if her profile is set to private, and that’s where the mistake was made.

shesallthat: Ok - I am assuming dad told her about the $$. I would think the daughter knew about the lawsuit, since there is no confidentiality during the proceedings. What is odd is that he wouldn't be able to say he won to her. I can see not revealing the $$ because it opens up precedent as to damages in potential future cases.

So I guess my confusion was - daughter certainly knew dad was suing; dad wins but now can't tell her he won; he certainly can't tell her the $$ amount.

That's where I was stuck on the confidentiality - you have a daughter who knows you are suing, surely it was discussed prior to the settlement, but now daughter can't know that he won. As I said, I can see $$ having a gag on it.

In any case, dad didn't seem to get it, either. Too bad.

At least the war on the environment is going well.

"...for man has closed himself up, til he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern." - William Blake

mominohio1393634502.7833668 PostsRegistered 8/8/2010
On 2/28/2014 Topaz Gem said:

Because social media is such new territory, this generation is going to have to learn the hard way. The next generation will be more social media-savvy.

One can only hope! I'll be surprised if they are though. Society as whole is dumbing down more all the time.

Paws Fur L­ove1393635220.97311893 PostsRegistered 4/29/2007Sweet Home Chicago...

WOW! {#emotions_dlg.blink}

"Pause for love"...



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adelle381393636762.29473 PostsRegistered 12/22/2007

Looks like Dana will have to start working full time as a barista to pay for her own vacation.

"Fear always springs from ignorance."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sushismom1393641644.3676003 PostsRegistered 10/21/2004

I hope he appeals that decision and wins.

ury1393644894.383281 PostsRegistered 2/27/2010Royals / Chiefs / Sporting KC Soccer

What a social media lesson! Our daughter knows a guy who is on disability leave from UPS. He took a nasty fall around the holidays but recently posted a FACEBOOK photo of himself hiking in Sedona with his girlfriend. My daughter sent him a text and said.... are you nuts?

Our detective friend said a lady was stopped by an officer for speeding. While the officer was in the squad car, the lady tweeted some crass comments about the police department and mentioned they don't have a clue about the stash of drugs she had in the vehicle. The use of the police department name in the tweet triggered an alert and guess what -- the officer asked to search her car and another police car drove up with a canine, ready to sniff away.

We have no idea how little privacy we have.

A change of attitude is a change of destiny. (Neville Gardner)
-- Jean

hckynut1393649720.1819906 PostsRegistered 5/20/2006Nebraska

When is she going to reimburse her parents for her stupidity? As a barista it shouldn't take more than a few decades. And the parents might also give some thought to quit throwing extravagances her way. Thought college was a place to prepare one for living real life and the best start is paying your own way to Europe.

Oooop, forgot they are children until they are 26 which also is when their frontal lobes are completely developed.


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ennui11393650812.986531 PostsRegistered 6/22/2013

Life is full of expensive lessons.

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." ~Robert Brault

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