Jury Awards $500,000 to LGT Client in Sexual Harassment Case - March 2018
In 2009 a female employee at Broome Developmental Center commenced an action for sexual harassment. The case was tried before a jury in Broome County Supreme Court during the week of March 12th. After 2 days of deliberations, the jury returned a verdict this past Monday (March 19th) against Broome Developmental Center, finding they failed to protect the female from the hostile work environment that arose from being a victim of sexual harassment as well as her reporting of the harassment. The jury’s verdict awarded her $500,000. Gary Farneti a partner at the law firm, Levene Gouldin & Thompson, and his associate, Elizabeth Sopinski represented the female plaintiff.