Sexual Harassment

Winery ignores evidence against manager who sexually harasses female employees. $11M. Los Angeles County.

Two female employees say general manager sexually harassed them.

  • Case Name: Meadowcroft and Brown v. Silverton Partners, Inc. and Essence Business Group, Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Coworker sexually harasses truck driver. $2.6M. Santa Cruz County.

Heterosexual male harassed with homosexual slurs.

  • Case Name: Hudson v. Beverly Fabrics, Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Sexual harassment of 13-year-old student by 35-year-old teacher. $2 million settlement at trial. Los Angeles County.

The middle school teacher, a male, sexually messaged and sent graphic images to 13-year-old female student, but there was no physical sexual contact.

  • Case Name: Jane Doe v. Doe School District
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, May 15, 2017

Company owner sexually batters employee at company dinner. $1.3 million. Los Angeles County.

Company owner sexually touches and fondles employee at restaurant and in company van. 

  • Case Name: Joan A. v. Shahram S., Doe Industrial Company
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, October 28, 2016

Dentist sexually harasses assistant. $1.7 million bench verdict. San Bernardino County.

Dental assistant says she was repeatedly touched and otherwise harassed by the dentist; constructive termination when she refuses to go to Las Vegas for a second time.

  • Case Name: Juddy Olivares v. Sam Dason and Sam Daniel Dason DDS, A Professional Dental Corporation
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, February 25, 2016

Nurse at state mental hospital claims supervisor harassed and endangered her. Defense. San Luis Obispo County.

Plaintiff claims constructive termination and PTSD due to harassment from supervisor.

  • Case Name: Janet Ochotorena v. Department of State Hospitals
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, February 11, 2016

Lawyer tries to intervene in ongoing sexual harassment by prominent yogi and is fired. $7.3 million. Los Angeles County.

Developer of yoga method said to sexually harass students, fires his own lawyer when she tries to stop him.

  • Case Name: Jafa-Bodden v. Choudhury
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, January 25, 2016

Restaurant worker claims racial and sexual harassment, wrongful termination. $1.6 million. Los Angeles County.

Plaintiff's symptoms of schizophrenia re-appear after stress of harassment on the job. $1,500,000 awarded in non-economic damages.

  • Case Name: Daniel Beasley v. East Coast Foods, Inc. d.b.a. Roscoe's House of Chicken n' Waffles
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, September 08, 2015

$1.25 million verdict when shopping mall owner sexually harasses manager, demands sex. Riverside County.

Jury awards substantial punitives against shopping mall owner who demands sex from mall manager in return for pay raise.

  • Case Name: Karen Moran v. Sureshchandra Shah
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Sunday, August 04, 2013

$167 million record verdict for wrongful termination of surgical aide at Catholic hospital. Sacramento County.

Physician's assistant in surgical unit says hospital ignored her repeated written complaints about verbal sexual harassment by doctors, lax safety practices and meal-and-rest breaks.

  • Case Name: Ani Chopourian v. Catholic Healthcare West d.b.a. Mercy General Hospital and Mercy General Hospital
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, February 28, 2012