Bungie must pay $95k in damages to previous employee Marty O’Donnell, a US court has ruled.
As reported by Venture Beat, earlier this year, composer Marty O’Donnell announced that his employment at Bungie had been terminated without cause. He promptly filed a lawsuit, claiming that Bungie had given no explanation when he was fired.
The payment awarded by the lawsuit is part of Bungie’s policy to pay employees for unused vacation, sabbatical and paid time off, a sum which equated to $38,385, which Bungie denied to O’Donnell.
The lawsuit saw O’Donnell awarded double damages as well as attorney’s fees and interest.
O’Donnel joined Bungie in 2000 and quickly made his mark on the industry with his iconic soundtrack for Halo.