The first plaintiff in this case was a young woman who was allegedly sexually harassed every time a top executive of defendant company came to visit her San Francisco store. The second plaintiff was the young woman’s manager, who was retaliated against by the company.
The company took the position that no sexual harassment occurred and that the plaintiffs were overreacting to the executive’s “friendliness.”
The law offices of Winer, McKenna, Burritt & Tillis LLP, and of counsel, Judith Wolfe, found through investigation that there had been other complaints of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior against the executive, and took the position that the company was protecting the executive because of his high position in the company and because he made the company a lot of money.
RESULT: $260,000 settlement on behalf of plaintiffs