$225,000 - Woman Claims Retaliation and Termination Based on Her Bringing a Sexual Harassment Complaint
Plaintiff was a woman in her 30s, who brought an internal complaint of relatively mild sexual harassment against her supervisor. Within days of bringing the complaint, Plaintiff was terminated.
The sexual harassment was so mild Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP did not even bring a sexual harassment claim, but rather brought a claim based solely upon wrongful termination and retaliation. The law firm was able to establish under the law that as long as Plaintiff made a claim of sexual harassment it was sufficient to support a retaliation cause of action even if Plaintiff could not prevail on the sexual harassment claim.
The defense claimed that the termination was underway before Plaintiff ever made the sexual harassment claim, and in fact, before she was ever "sexually harassed." They produced paperwork indicating that the termination was already in progress before Plaintiff made her complaint. Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP countered that even if the termination was already planned, it was accelerated by Plaintiff's claim.
RESULT: Settlement on behalf of Plaintiff for $225,000.
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