Verdict Awards $11M in Sexual Harassment Suit
A Missouri jury awarded $11 million to a financial services employee who was fired after complaining that her supervisor had sexually harassed her at work. The woman worked for UBS Financial Services and its predecessor since 1986. She claimed the sexual harassment began in 2003 when she was assigned a new supervisor. She made a formal complaint in December 2008 and was fired in July 2009.
Sexual Harassment Allegations
In her complaint, the plaintiff alleged her supervisor:
- repeatedly made inappropriate comments about her breast size
- called her into his office to view sexually offensive e-mails on his computer
- repeatedly talked about the size of his genitals
- asked her about her sexual fantasies
Jury Awards $11M Verdict
A Missouri jury found UBS was responsible and awarded the woman $11 million in damages.
- $350,000 for sexual harassment
- $242,000 retaliatory firing
- $10 million in punitive damages
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