Sacramento Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Results After Secretary and Co-Worker Are Fired, Part 2 of 2

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.)

Both Patricia Jennings and Mollusk contended that the defendants defamed them at several meetings after they were terminated, making false accusations about them stealing from the school while still under its employ.

The defendants denied all of the plaintiffs’ accusations. They claimed that Mollusk was fired for mismanaging the school, and that Jennings was fired for an incident in which she refused to allow a member of the Board of Directors to enter the school grounds. They claimed that Jennings told him to get the hell out of the school and pretended that she was afraid of him.

The defendants filed cross-complaints against the plaintiffs for conversion and negligence, which, on motions by the plaintiffs, were dismissed by the judge after the defense’s case in chief.

Mollusk sought damages for past and future lost earnings, as well as pain and suffering.

Harry Jennings sought damages for a loss of consortium.

For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.

The defendants contended that Patricia Jennings and ABC were not wrongfully terminated, and owed no damages for lost earnings. They further claimed that their actions did not bring Patricia Jennings any emotional harm, and that she was not owed any damages for her psychiatric treatment.

RESULT: Verdict-Plaintiff
Award Total: $260,000
The jury found in favor of both plaintiffs, and awarded $110,000 to Patricia Jennings and $150,000 to ABC. Harrry Jennings was awarded $1 for his consortium claim.

The jury found in favor of the defense on Patricia Jennings’s sexual harassment, sexual battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress claims, as well as Mollusk’s retaliation and emotional distress claims.

For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.

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