$225,000 Settlement Reached In Alabama Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
July 10th, 2012|
July 10, 2012
After more than a decade, a legal battle alleging that the Monroe County Public School System was responsible for allowing the sexual harassment and abuse of two middle school students has come to an end. An article in the Press-Register reports that the two sides of the case have decided on a settlement in the amount of $225,000.
The alleged abuse occurred during the 1999-2000 school year. One of the girls told authorities that the teacher had taken her into a classroom where he harassed and molested her. The other female told police that the teacher had inappropriately touched her as well.
The plaintiffs’ Alabama Sexual Harassment Lawyers filed suit claiming that the incident left the girls emotionally and physically distressed and required years of mental health counseling to overcome.
The suit also names the school’s principal as a defendant as well on the grounds that he did nothing to stop the abuse after hearing of the allegations, even after a third party came forward with allegations of abuse. He later refuted the allegations by claiming that he monitored the teacher in question very closely from that point on.
The two victims will be splitting the amount that was awarded to them in damages.
The Birmingham Personal Injury Lawyers with Norris Injury Lawyers would like to remind the public that no one has the right to speak to or touch you in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable.