Deliveryman Taunted for Being Jewish Is Stripped of Jury $900,000 Award

A federal judge rescinded a $900,000 jury award to a New York restaurant deliveryman who said he was the victim of anti-Semitism.

Brooklyn District Court Judge Leo Glasser earlier this week tossed out the award for Adam Wiercinski and referred a transcript of his testimony from last year’s trial to the Brooklyn U.S. Attorney’s office for investigation, the New York Daily News reported. New evidence showed that Wiercinski used a fake name to collect salary and benefits from the Mangia 57 restaurant in Manhattan.

A jury last October found in favor of Wiercinski, who said his co-workers spent years calling him a “dirty Jew” and throwing pennies at him while making anti-Semitic comments.

Wiercinski, 61, has said that he did not quit because he was concerned that at his age he would have difficulty finding a new job.

Written by


Your Comments

The Forward welcomes reader comments in order to promote thoughtful discussion on issues of importance to the Jewish community. In the interest of maintaining a civil forum, The Forward requires that all commenters be appropriately respectful toward our writers, other commenters and the subjects of the articles. Vigorous debate and reasoned critique are welcome; name-calling and personal invective are not and will be deleted. Egregious commenters will be banned from commenting. While we generally do not seek to edit or actively moderate comments, our spam filter prevents most links and certain key words from being posted and the Forward reserves the right to remove comments for any reason.

Recommend this article

Deliveryman Taunted for Being Jewish Is Stripped of Jury $900,000 Award

Thank you!

This article has been sent!