December 8th, 2015|
The law protects citizens from unwanted sexual advances and physical contact. The Alabama sexual harassment lawyers at Norris Injury Lawyers point out that any victim of such unsolicited contact has a right to hold the perpetrator accountable for their actions. That’s precisely what two women who were the victims of sexual assault at an Alabama hospital are doing.
According to an article from Al.com, a 29-year-old Florida man, whose criminal history was known to police, entered the Riverview Regional Medical Center on May 6 to receive treatment for a cut above his eye. After receiving care, the man then made his way to the third floor of the hospital, where he then allegedly sexually assaulted two women.
The two women later filed a lawsuit, which claimed the hospital and its staff had a duty to protect the health and safety of its patients. The suit goes on to allege the hospital was negligent in failing to provide adequate security and inspections within the facility.
The hospital has responded to the suit with a statement saying they take patient safety and security very seriously.
The aftermath of suffering sexual harassment or a sexual assault can be difficult to overcome, and that’s why our Alabama personal injury lawyers are hopeful that a resolution in this particular lawsuit can bring a sense of peace and closure to the situation for each of the victims.
September 17th, 2013|
September 17, 2013
The Alabama Sexual Harassment Lawyers with Norris Injury Lawyers explain that workers have the right to feel safe and secure from unwanted sexual advances. The failure to protect this right could result in the company and the employee responsible for the violations being held liable for damages.
A recent case in Alabama resulted in three women receiving an award of more than $1 million. According to an article from Al.com, the suit alleges that the Special Assistant to the President and Director of Marketing and Communications at Alabama State University and his next in command repeatedly subjected the women to sexual harassment and racial discrimination. Reports indicate racial slurs were commonplace in the office and the women state they were also the victims of unwanted touching and sexual references.
The women accused the university of failing to address complaints against their superiors and retaliating firing them after they reported the incidents to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. A jury agreed and awarded the women $739,500 for pain and suffering the abuse caused and another $660,500 for lost wages and benefits.
Norris Injury Lawyers’ team of Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers is hopeful the decision that was reached in the case will help bring a sense of closure for the three victims.
July 16th, 2013|
July 19, 2013
An Alabama Sexual Harassment Lawsuit has been filed against the former CEO of Birmingham Health Care by a former employee who alleges he forced her into a decade-long sexual relationship.
Court documents show that the companies run and owned by the defendant employed the plaintiff from 2002 to 2012. During this time, the victim worked as a grant writer. But she claims she was also forced to have sexual encounters with the CEO. According to Al.com, their relationship continued throughout the next decade and resulted in two children.
The plaintiff argues that her job and security were threatened unless she continued the relationship. The victim states she was forced to attend business trips and stay in the same room as the defendant. Furthermore, the victim claims the CEO had sexual relationships with other employees of the company.
The filing was made after a judge recently ruled that an initial filing was too “broad-brushed” and failed to tie the accusations to damages that may have been inflicted.
Attorneys for the companies and their CEO have denied any wrongdoing in the matter.
The Alabama Personal Injury Attorneys with Norris Injury Lawyers are aware of how traumatic experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace can be. That is why the firm is hopeful a decision in the case will bring the victim a sense of closure.