$500,000 - Asian Woman Wins Sexual Harassment Settlement Against Large Computer Company
Plaintiff was a 35 year old, foreign-born, married employee of a large computer company. She claimed that her supervisor (from the same country as plaintiff) coerced her into performing oral sex on him on 3 occasions. After the third occasion she became so disgusted that she told her husband about the harassment and a report was made to the company.
During the litigation the company took the position that the relationship between the supervisor and plaintiff was strictly consensual and provided information which tended to support its position.
Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP was retained to represent plaintiff. The law firm, through extensive discovery and retention of experts, countered defendant's consensuality claim by providing evidence that the factors that made the relationship look consensual were, in fact, culturally-based, and under defendant perpetrator and plaintiff's culture, a female naturally acts subservient to a male. Thus, putting in doubt plaintiff's ability to resist the sexual demands of defendant.
RESULT: Settlement on behalf of plaintiff, $500,000.
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