Friday, August 03, 2012
EEOC Wins Maryland Jury Verdict of $350,000 for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Victims
In Baltimore, the EEOC won a recent jury trial on behalf of three employee accusing their bosses of sexual harassment and retaliation. Lind Luz was the lead plaintiff. She was the receptionist in a physician's office. After Ms. Luz repeatedly rejected the advances of the physician CEO and the CFO, the practice began retaliating against her by issuing to her unwarranted discipline and rescinding approved leave, which eventually culminated in her retaliatory termination. The CEO and CFO sexually harassed two other employees, a nurse and a study coordinator. The jury returned a verdict finding that three women were entitled to compensatory damages in amounts ranging from $4,000 to $10,000, and awarded each claimant punitive damages in the amount of $110,000.