May 14, 2013

Judge Overturns Sexual-Harassment Verdict in Miami Beach Firefighter Case

A federal judge overruled a jury’s decision that a Miami Beach firefighter should get $700,000 for being sexually harassed. U.S. District Judge Marcia G. Cooke found that Marlenis Smart’s treatment did not meet the legal definition of sexual harassment. Further, Judge Cooke ruled that the incidents Smart complained about were not severe or pervasive enough to be considered a sexually hostile work environment. Although it is rare for judges to reverse jury verdicts, it can […]