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Sexual Harassment Case Summaries
Sexual harassment in the workplace is an ongoing and increasingly publicised topic. More and more women contact our centre daily to seek advice in relation to the legal avenues that may be available to them to seek a remedy for the unacceptable and intolerable behaviour they have experienced in the workplace.
Once a victim has gained the courage to seek advice on their legal options, the next question that usually follows is how does someone quantify a monetary settlement for the behaviours and conduct that person has been subject to?
The following case studies are based on leading sexual harassment cases. They give a brief summary of the facts by looking at the conduct and behaviours a complainant has experienced, the findings of the court in relation to the said conduct and lastly the rulings and compensation awarded by the courts.
Ms Hill was awarded $170,000 in compensation for loss and damages.
Ms Evans also claimed that Pasadena Foodland had breached its duty of vicarious liability and was responsible for Mr Crugnale’s behaviour because they had failed to appropriately implement/enforce their own sexual harassment policy.
Pasadena Foodland was found to be vicariously liable for Mr Crugnale’s conduct as they did not take reasonable steps to prevent Mr Cugnale’s behaviour. In was also found that Foodland failed to implement their own sexual harassment policy.
Ms Yelda received $200,000 in compensation.
Ms Lee was awarded $100,000 in damages
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When I first went to meet with the WWCSA it was such a huge relief because they were the first ones who believed me, took it seriously, reminded me none it was my fault and could explain to me what the options were if I wanted to stand up to the threats and harassment.
A client who received Advocacy support for a sexual harassment matter.