$1,250,000 MILLION DOLLAR VERDICT WHEN SHOPPING MALL OWNER SEXUALLY HARASSES MANAGER, DEMANDS SEX
Plaintiff worked as a mall manager. From the time plaintiff was hired, defendant mall owner subjected her to incidents of sexual harassment. The turning point occurred when the defendant propositioned plaintiff for oral sex in exchange for a raise. Plaintiff refused and the next day defendant threatened to fire her. His conduct escalated, calling her gender-based names, directing vulgar profanity at her, and sending sexually explicit emails. At trial, eight other women, testified as to defendant’s sexual misconduct towards them and plaintiff.
Jury voted in favor of the plaintiff and awarded her $1.25 million dollars, including $1 million in punitive damages and $250K in emotional distress.
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