$567,500 Verdict For Restaurant Workers Who Were Sexually Harassed

On March 3, 2015, a jury in Middlesex Superior Court returned verdicts totaling $567,500 in favor of two employees who were represented by J. Whitfield Larrabee. The jury determined that the employees, a bartender and a server, were subjected to egregious sexual harassment by a manager and that they were fired in retaliation for complaining about sexual harassment. The highest settlement offer was $10,000 before trial. In pretrial discussions, defendants’ attorney indicated that the defendants would not be willing to settle the case for $100,000. The plaintiffs were unwilling to settle for as low as $100,000. Because the parties could not agree on a pretrial settlement, the case proceeded to trial. As prevailing parties, the plaintiffs are entitled to a reasonable attorney’s fee and prejudgment interest. We expect the awards for attorney’s fees, interest and costs to increase the total judgment to about $675,000.

    • Flynn, et. al. v. Armur, Inc., et. al.,

    Middlesex Superior Court, No. 2012-1280.