$3.2 MILLION DOLLAR VERDICT – SEXUAL HARASSMENT, RETALIATION VERDICT
Jean-Baptiste v. D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation
On August 10, 2012, Jon Goldfarb and Abby Richardson completed a week-long trial against the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation regarding the sexual harassment and retaliation claims of a single plaintiff, a former lifeguard. The plaintiff alleged she was consistently sexually harassed by her supervisor and complained to multiple managers over the course of several months about the harassment, all of whom refused to take any corrective action. When the plaintiff put her complaint in writing, she was fired three days later. The jury awarded the plaintiff $3.5 million in compensatory damages. The amount of backpay and the type of injunctive relief to which the Plaintiff is entitled is yet to be determined by the Court.
Please see more about it in the Washington Post