Sexual Harassment Verdict | Largest in United States History | NJ Sexual Harassment Lawyers

By Thomas McKinney

A jury in California awarded a victim of sexual harassment $168 Million representing the largest sexual harassment verdict in the history of the United States.  The jury found that the Plaintiff, a physician’s assistant, was subjected to a hostile work environment due to the sexual harassment and retaliation during her two years of employment.  The employer would constantly make comments to her, slapped her on her butt and tell her “I”m horny.”  The Plaintiff complained on 18 different occasions about the harassment and nothing was done to prevent it.

This is an extremely high verdict and will most likely be cut down by the Court or the Appellate Division to a fraction of the award.  However, it demonstrates that you never know how a jury is going to react to a case and anything can happen at trial.

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About the Author
Tom McKinney is an experienced NJ Employment Lawyer in all major areas of labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, overtime violations, wage and hour claims, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, LAD, FLSA, and all other employment law claims. Tom is admitted to practice in the States of New Jersey and New York, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York, District of New Jersey, and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to forming the firm, Tom practiced at Gibbons P.C. in Newark, NJ. If you have any questions regarding this article, contact Tom here today.