Feb. 2011: Madia Law defeats summary judgment motion and settles case on behalf of sexual harassment victim
By Ashwin Madia, Attorney, on February 18, 2011
Posted in Hostile Work Environment, Madia Law News, Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA), Minnesota State District Court, Retaliation, Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, ticker, Wrongful Termination
Madia Law represented “Jennifer” (name changed for confidentiality reasons), a young woman who was sexually harassed by her supervisor of a period of months. Jennifer’s supervisor:
- repeatedly bragged to her about his sexual endurance;
- made vulgar comments about her physical appearance;
- turned innocent conversations into sexual innuendo;
- told Jennifer that she should leave her fiancee to be with him;
- told Jennifer to perform lap dances for him as he waived $20 bills at her;
- repeatedly invaded Jennifer’s personal space;
- insisted that Jennifer view pornography that he kept on his palm pilot phone; and
- suggested that Jennifer wear a thong to work.
Even though this supervisor had engaged in sexual harassment at previous jobs, he was still hired. When Jennifer complained about the sexual harassment, she was terminated.