WOMAN SUES HER EX-BOYFRIEND FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND WINS
In California, sexual harassment of all types is against the law in the workplace. And, which is better for employees, the definition of sexual harassment has expanded in recent years. Now, what many view as traditional, clear-cut harassment — ‘Sleep with me, and I’ll give you a promotion,’ is just one example of workplace harassment that is against the law. Telling dumb blonde jokes can be harassment, but so can being disrespectful after a consensual relationship gone bad.
When a woman, who was a former girl friend of a local mayor, broke up with the man, she alleges that things started getting messy. Once treated like the teacher’s pet, she alleges that she started receiving demeaning e-mails from her ex and that he started taking work duties away from her. She sued her ex and won $200,000 in damages. When an employee wins a sexual harassment suit, he or she is often entitled to back pay, forward pay that would have been earned if the person hadn’t had to leave the job, pay for any mental and physical stress and a small amount for punitive damages.
If you are a male or female employee in CA and your employer is sexually harassing you, call Law Offices of David H. Greenberg TODAY. Stand up to your employer with the help of experienced employment attorneys. Call us at 1-888-204-1014 for a free consultation about your legal rights. You can also find more information about harassment online at www.discriminationattorney.com. We are here to assist you!