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.
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
"Gulliver is now officially paying for my vacation to Europe this summer.
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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 settlement earlier this week.
violated the agreement by doing exactly what he had promised not to do," Judge Linda Ann Wells wrote.
According to depositions obtained by the Miami Herald
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
parents were in mediation.
"We knew what the restrictions were, yet we needed to tell her
Snay is now headmaster at Riviera Preparatory Academy in Coral Gables.
is allowed to file a motion for rehearing and also appeal to the Florida Supreme Court