Woman Bring Sacramento Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Record Company, Part 3 of 3

The following blog entry is written to illustrate an example of a sexual harassment case. Reviewing this kind of lawsuit should help potential plaintiffs and clients better understand how parties in personal injury cases present such issues to the court.

(Please note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this sexual harassment case and its proceedings.)

Darroll pleaded no contest to criminal charges for vandalism and trespass on March 26, 2008, in regard to breaking Hirsch’s TV and end tables. She paid a $2,000 fine and served probation. The criminal charges were subsequently expunged.

Hirsch contended that he did not fire Darroll because of her gender or because she would not continue to be his girlfriend, and hence, he wasn’t liable for wrongful termination. He claimed that she was an insubordinate employee. He further claimed that he hired the private investigator for his own safety after Darroll vandalized his office.

Hirsch denied the rest of Darroll’s accusations, claiming that he had nothing to do with the damage inflicted on her and her cousin’s cars, and that he was not responsible for the defamatory remark on the Internet.

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Linares also denied all accusations, claiming that she did not conspire against Darroll.

The defendants argued that there was no evidence to support Darroll’s stalking allegations, that she was not wrongfully terminated, and that she did not suffer severe emotional distress inflicted by them. They argued that she was owed no damages.

RESULT: Verdict-Plaintiff
Award Total: $3,335,861

The jury found in favor for Darroll. Against Hirsch, she was awarded $2.6 million in punitive damages, $127,860 in special damages, and $600,000 for her pain and suffering. Against Linares, Darroll was awarded $2,001 in special damages and $6,000 in punitive damages. Her total recovery was $3,335,861.

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