Manager Acquitted on Sexual Assault Charges After Record Sexual Harassment Verdict

October 1st, 2011 by JBWK

A former manager at Aaron’s Rents, Inc. has been acquitted of criminal charges following a whopping $95 million sexual harassment verdict awarded by a federal jury in Illinois earlier this summer.

Although the judgment was reduced to just over $40 million by the judge, it represents one of the (if not the) largest sexual harassment verdicts ever. Most of that amount represented punitive damages.

Another reminder of the high price of failing to properly address sexual harassment in the workplace.

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