Female Firefighter Gets $700K for Harassment
A Miami Beach firefighter has been awarded $700,000 in a sexual harassment suit after co-workers allegedly subjected her to gender-based discrimination and poor treatment. She also claimed that her supervisors retaliated against her after she complained about her co-worker's actions. She filed a sexual harassment lawsuit seeking damages for mental pain and anguish.
Details of the Sexual Harassment Case
- In 2005, the plaintiff was hired by the Miami Beach Fire Department.
- The plaintiff claimed that her co-workers harassed her from the onset of her training and subjected her to demeaning language, pranks, false accusations, and gender discrimination including co-workers refusing to work with her or stating that a woman had no place as a firefighter.
- The plaintiff contends that her supervisors retaliated against her after she complained; she was placed on suspension and given a written request for transfer.
- A jury awarded the plaintiff $700,000 for the mental pain and anguish sustained due to the harassment.
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