Card Dealer Fired After Reporting Sacramento Sexual Harassment Offenses

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.)

INJURIES: Dale sought recovery of damages for emotional distress and past lost earnings. She contended that she often lost sleep over the incidents, and suffered emotionally and in her home life because of the stress.


In December 2004, plaintiff Sharon Dale, 38, a minimum-wage card dealer at The ABC Casino in Sacramento, CA, alleged that her work supervisor, Ben Bing, began sexually harassing her.

Dale claimed that she began receiving unwanted sexual comments from Bing a few months after she started working at the casino and that it continued after she reported the offensive behavior to the human resources manager in 2005. After she reported the behavior, Dale claimed that Bing and upper management began retaliating against her and disciplining her for minor or sometimes fabricated problems. She claimed she was ultimately terminated in July 2006, when The ABC Casino management found out she was exploring legal action.

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Dale sued the casino owners, alleging sexual harassment, wrongful termination and retaliation.

Among Bing’s alleged behavior was an incident in which he brought in a promotional pen for erectile dysfunction drugs and showed female employees how the pen grew lengthwise. Dale also claimed Bing repeatedly told her that she had a nice “rack” and that her “rack looked good to [him]”.

Plaintiff’s counsel also introduced testimony of four female employees who said they’d also been sexually harassed, including the human resources manager to whom Dale complained and who settled her own suit against the company in 2009.

Bing denied any inappropriate action and is still employed at the casino.

RESULT: Verdict-Plaintiff
Award Total: $2,015,487

The jury found for the plaintiff and awarded her $2,015,487 in damages.

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