Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
We represented a female in a sexual harassment case against a large national air conditioning manufacturer that has a plant in Tyler, Texas. Our client’s immediate supervisor, a male, continually made sexual remarks and was sexually aggressive towards the client over a 2-3 year period of time. The client was demoted and her wages were lowered because she denied her supervisor’s sexual advances. The supervisor also placed a crude, sexual drawing in her work area. Numerous co-employees saw the drawing, which further demeaned the client. Ultimately, after our client rejected a pre-suit settlement offer of $1,000.00 by her employer, a jury awarded our client a substantial sum. The case was resolved for a confidential settlement after the jury trial and while the employer’s appeal was pending.