birmingham sexual harassment lawsuit

Defendant in Alabama Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Calls for Case Transfer

by Staff Blogger | March 19th, 2013

March 19, 2013

The defendant in an Alabama Sexual Harassment Lawsuit has asked the court to consider several changes to the case. According to an article from Al.com, the man has asked the case be transferred from circuit to federal court.

The case stems from claims made by a woman who worked for the defendant as a Clinical Healthcare Director at the Birmingham Health Center in 2002. She remained at the position until 2008, when the defendant retired from his position at the company. During that time, the woman claims the defendant forced her to have sex with him.

He also made her wear negligée and heels in his presence. Furthermore, she accused him of videotaping the encounters and then threatening to use the tapes against her if she did not further cooperate with him. During the six year period, the pair conceived two children.

The suit claims the man subjected the victim to gender discrimination, harassment, and invasion of privacy. The defendant and his attorneys have vigorously denied the authenticity of any of the allegations being brought against him.

The Birmingham Personal Injury Attorneys with Norris Injury Lawyers are aware of the complications that can be involved in a sexual harassment case. However, the firm encourages anyone who has been the victim of such behavior to look into their legal rights by discussing their case with a qualified attorney immediately.

Former CEO of Alabama Company Investigated Following Sexual Harassment Claims

by Staff Blogger | September 4th, 2012

Sept. 4, 2012

A former Alabama health care company CEO is under investigation by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) following allegations of sexual harassment by a former employee. According to an article released by The Birmingham News, the victim claims she was forced into a sexual relationship with the man in order to keep her job.

Court documents show the female victim was hired as a grant writer at Birmingham Health Care and quickly began to play an integral role within the company. The victim claimed her boss told her she would needed to have an ongoing intimate relationship in order to keep the position. Records show the couple had two children together over the course of several years.

The suit goes on to claim the man took advantage of the woman by giving her a job that paid her well and threatening to take it, along with her children and possessions, if she rejected his advances.

The EEOC says the investigation into the Alabama Sexual Harassment allegations will be completed within 180 days.

The Birmingham Personal Injury Lawyers with Norris Injury Lawyers say every employee has a right to feel safe and comfortable in their work environment. The firm encourages anyone who feels a boss or co-worker has made inappropriate comments, gestures, or advances to discuss their legal rights with a qualified attorney.

$225,000 Settlement Reached In Alabama Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

by Staff Blogger | 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.