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Employment Discrimination – Sexual Harassment – Assault – Remittitur (access required)

An African-American female bookkeeper who won her suit alleging sexual assault and battery in the workplace by her white male supervisor can keep her damage awards – $40,000 compensatory and $150,000 punitive – as the U.S. District Court in Alexandria denies the defendant employer’s request for remittitur. Evidence at trial showed the supervisor’s repeated sexually explicit ...