Current Employee Settles Sexual Harassment Case For $140,000

SEXUAL HARASSMENT SETTLEMENT REPORT – MANAGER AND SUPERVISOR SEXUALLY HARASSED HIS SUBORDINATE

Our client contended that her supervisor told sexual jokes, asked sexual questions, demanded sexual favors, leered at women and used vulgar language on a daily basis. The supervisor denied all of our clients’ allegations, except that he admitted that he occasionally used vulgar language. Mr. Larrabee methodically investigated the case and developed extensive corroborating evidence that our client had been sexually harassed by her supervisor. Through our investigation, we located at three corroborating witnesses.

Due to the stress of working in this environment, our client took a medical leave on the recommendation of her psychiatrist. She had been diagnosed as suffering from situational anxiety and anxiety disorder triggered by her work environment.

After a moderate amount of litigation, we secured a settlement for the client of $140,000. Our client transferred to another department, continued in her employment and received a letter of apology from the company. Her first attorney had recommended that the client aim for a settlement in the range of $30,000 to $70,000.