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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.”

/></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>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.</p> <p><strong><br/></strong></p> <p><strong><br/></strong></p> <p> </p> <p> </p>

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

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

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

Oops...did she do dat?

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

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

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

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

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

Sounds like its time for her to ""SU**CK IT"" and pay for her own vacay to Europe.
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Re: Daughter's Facebook Brag Costs Her Family $80,000

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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