Sunday, January 22, 2006

Big sex harassment payoff

Missouri news:
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A woman who said she was sexually harassed by her supervisor has been awarded $6.8 million in damages.

A Jackson County jury said Kendra Lynn, of Kansas City, should receive $50,000 in actual damages from TNT Logistics North America Inc. and Michael Gill, the woman's former boss. The jury called for $6.75 million in punitive damages in its Jan. 13 verdict.

Lynn said Gill made lewd comments to her about five times in October 2003 and once hit her buttocks with a belt in front of another supervisor. She also claimed she was wrongly fired after filing a sexual harassment complaint, but the jury sided with TNT, which makes car parts.
So I guess that the jury thought that Lynn was properly fired, but still deserves a million dollars for each lewd comment she heard.

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