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Miguel Alvarez posted a blog on Mar 11, 2009

Sexually Harassed Employee Awarded Back Pay, Punitive Damages and Emotional Distress Damages

The Cook County Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) has determined that the owner of Jimmy's Place, a small bar in Riverdale, sexually harassed one of its employees by repeatedly propositioning her in the work place. The worker resigned in order to escape the sexual harassment. The CCHR awarded the worker the back pay she would have earned had she not been forced to quit her job ($46,000) and $5,000 in punitive damages and $5,000 in emotional distress damages.

 

Chicago Lawyers' Committee volunteer attorneys Carolyn Aberman and Jonathan Pfleeger handled the case.