A jury in the Northern District of Georgia recently entered a verdict in favor of the plaintiff in a sexual harassment case, yet awarded her no damages. In Furcron v. Mail Centers Plus provides onsite mailroom and copying services for various mid-sized and large corporations. After receiving multiple complaints about an autistic employee including sexually inappropriate and threatening conduct , the company transferred him to the facility where Furcron happened to be working. Shortly after the transfer, Furcron complained to her supervisor that her autistic coworker frequently invaded her personal space, brushed up against her, and stared at her with an erection.
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Jury Enters Sexual Harassment Verdict in Favor of Plaintiff; Awards No Damages | Litigators at Work
Federal government websites often end in. Trucking Company. EEOC had charged that the three female sales representatives were subjected to unwelcome groping, lewd sexual language, sexual propositions, and pornography, and that one was sued by Custom Companies in the Illinois state court because she complained to the EEOC. The EEOC's case at trial, supported by photographs, included evidence that strippers in revealing attire were positioned around the course at Custom Companies-sponsored golf outings for customers. Mrizek said, "Custom Companies' principal defense in the case appeared to be as it is in so many sexual harassment cases that nothing ever happened.
Jury Enters Sexual Harassment Verdict in Favor of Plaintiff; Awards No Damages
The case is significant in that it is the first sex assault lawsuit against a university to reach a jury trial since , when the Obama administration rewrote the rules for how college officials should investigate and arbitrate sexual violence on campuses. Some activists who believe the Obama rules lacked due process for accused students have seized on the Boston College ruling as validation that these campus proceedings are unfair and potentially ruinous of the college and professional careers of those accused. The lawsuit stems from an episode that happened seven years ago. John Doe, as he is known in court filings, was a senior at the university in and on assignment for the student newspaper, The Heights , covering an event on a cruise ship sponsored by a university-sanctioned student group. As Doe made his way across a dance floor on one of the decks, a female student, referred to as AB in court documents, turned around and began screaming at Doe.
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