$350,000 -- Woman Sexually Harassed by Supervisor at Bank Where She Worked --
Plaintiff in this case was an employee of a large bank. She alleged that her supervisor at the bank continued to come on to her on dozens of occasions despite her insistence that he stop. Further, she claimed that at one time, he inappropriately attempted to hug her when she passed by him in the hall.
The defendant claimed that the misconduct of its supervisor did not meet the severe and pervasive standards of sexual harassment.
The Law Offices of Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP was able to develop evidence which tended to establish that the supervisor had engaged in similar conduct in the past with at least two other employees and that the bank was aware of his misconduct but did not fire the supervisor because he was a major money producer for the bank; that the sexual harassment, although not as severe as in some cases, did effect the plaintiff's ability to perform her job duties and caused her emotional distress, although she never sought the services of a psychotherapist.
RESULT: Settlement on behalf of plaintiff for $350,000.
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