The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and intervenor plaintiffs successfully sued a travel agency of Largo, FL for allowing sexual harassment and retaliation against 7 women.
Allegations of Sexual Harassment
- Employees claimed management and supervisors sexually harassed them on a daily basis.
- Management and supervisors requested that employees have sex with them in the bathrooms of the building.
- Management and supervisors engaged in sexually explicit discussions.
- Female employees were the victims of unwanted touching and vulgar sexual remarks.
- Female and male employees were victims of retaliation upon reporting the sexual harassment.
Injuries Cited in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Punitive damages
- Recovery of back wages
Judgment Entered In Favor of Plaintiffs
Upon trial, the defense denied all allegations; however, after the defendants failed to respond to discovery, their attorney withdrew. The defendants failed to retain new counsel and a default judgment was entered.
Plaintiffs Awarded $20 Million in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
- The jury determined that the damages for the former employees totaled $20,251,963.
- The total included $16,000,000 in punitive damages.
- Each of the 8 former employees (7 women and 1 man) was awarded $2,000,000 for personal injuries with varying amounts awarded for additional damages.
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