Six Figure Settlement For Sexual Harassment and Wrongful Termination Victim in San Bernardino
A woman working as a medical assistant for a San Bernardino company was sexually harassed by her supervisor (a doctor). The supervising doctor repeatedly talked about the woman’s buttocks and breasts, offered her money to expose herself, intimated that he would like to receive oral sex from her, masturbated in her presence and walked around in his underwear in front of her. When the woman reported the conduct to management, she was fired.
Before retaining Los Angeles / Santa Monica employment and civil rights lawyer Jeffrey Cowan and The Cowan Law Firm, the woman filed a sexual harassment and retaliation complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (which is a requirement for being able to sue in court). An EEOC mediation in which the woman did not have a lawyer failed when the company rejected the woman’s six figure demand while refusing to pay more than $10,000. The woman then retained Los Angeles employment lawyer Jeffrey W. Cowan of The Cowan Law Firm. We spent several months hunting down and interviewing witnesses. Ultimately we obtained signed statements corroborating our client’s story. After being advised of these developments, the company agreed to mediate the dispute in December 2007 with a retired judge before the woman’s deadline to file a lawsuit compelled litigation. This time the company paid not only six figures to settle the dispute but also a sum that was 50% more than the offer it rejected at the EEOC mediation.
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