Former National Guard employee gets $231K payout for sexual harassment

The National Guard must pay a former employee more than $231,000 after failing to adequately investigate her complaint of repeated sexual harassment.  Vikki Rouleau, the plaintiff, had been a GS-9 technician with the District of Columbia National Guard stationed at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Following a co-worker’s “numerous unwanted advances,” Rouleau resigned in November 2010.  The harassment included slapping her on the buttocks.  The total of $231,425 in damages includes some $37,000 to pay for three years of psychiatric visits and anti-depressant medications.  Full article.

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination.  Sexual harassment is the unwelcome verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature that is severe or pervasive and affects working conditions or creates a hostile work environment.  No person should endure such behavior.  If you have been victim of sexual harassment or sexual discrimination at your job, it is important to contact an attorney that is experienced in employment discrimination to preserve your rights.   There are laws against such unwanted sexual harassment that are designed to protect employees from their bosses, co-workers, or customers at work.  Sexual harassment is not limited to one gender. It applies to both men and women.  Sexual harassment can be harassment from a person of the same or the opposite sex.

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