A victim of sexual harassment in her employment has been awarded nearly $6 million by a federal jury reports the Birmingham News, "Jury Rules Against Hyundai." The victim, Tammy Edwards, was subjected to lewd comments and gestures by her supervisor and, on one occasion, he pressed his body against her while propositioning her. When she reported her supervisor's misconduct to another manager, she was told to get used to it. Her report to upper management was met with retaliation and she was placed in a job she could not physically perform and forced to take medical leave.
The jury awarded $795,000 in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, including $10,000 in punitive damages against the supervisor.