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Recent Jury Verdicts and Settlements

Published by on May 11, 2011

Our latest update on recent jury verdicts and settlements after the break. OR – A former secretary at a high school was awarded $112,000 in damages in her hostile work environment suit against the school district.  The plaintiff alleged that she was sexually harassed by another teacher and the school failed to act promptly to […]

Our latest update on recent jury verdicts and settlements after the break.

OR – A former secretary at a high school was awarded $112,000 in damages in her hostile work environment suit against the school district.  The plaintiff alleged that she was sexually harassed by another teacher and the school failed to act promptly to stop the harassment.

CA – The court of appeals affirmed the trial court’s judgment of $1,571,500 in favor of a police officer who brought suit against the City of Los Angeles alleging disability discrimination and failure to accommodate.  The plaintiff alleged that he was removed from his “light duty” position in the department when he was classified as 100% disabled.  The court stated that substantial evidence existed that the defendant violated California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act when it terminated the plaintiff based on his disability rating since it was undisputed that he was able to perform the essential functions of the “light duty” position in which he was placed.

AZ – A federal jury awarded a former worker almost $870,000 in a sexual harassment suit against her employer, Asarco’s Mission Mine, alleging that she was harassed by her supervisor and the company failed to stop the harassment.

MO – A jury awarded nearly $10.6 million to a former sales assistant who alleged she was sexually harassed by her supervisor at UBS Financial Services, Inc., and then fired after she complained about the harassment.

TX – The Capital Area Rural Transportation System has settled a religious discrimination suit brought by a former bus driver for $21,000.  The bus driver alleged he was fired after he refused to take two women to Planned Parenthood because of his religious beliefs.  The driver believed the women were going to the clinic to obtain an abortion.

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