Ventura sexual harassment attorneys from Lessem Newstate & Tooson, LLP recently settled a workplace harassment case in favor of our firm's client. Our client, formerly an administrative assistant for a government agency, was sexually harassed by the company CEO. Attorney Joshua Newstat and our firm's legal team were able to effectively negotiate two separate settlement agreements that totaled $410,000.
The case stems from multiple, ongoing incidents of sexual harassment committed by the company's CEO. Attorney Newstat secured extensive evidence documenting the CEO's misconduct, as well as evidence highlighting the company's failures to prevent and address the harassment. By fighting aggressively on behalf of our client during negotiations and arbitration, Attorney Newstat was able to reach a $345,000 settlement for claims filed against the CEO and our client's employer. Our legal team also secured a $65,000 settlement against the government agency's contractor. The contractor had unlawfully retaliated against our client, placing her on administrative leave after she reported the harassment. As a result, our client lost her job.
Initially, our firm's client was offered a marginal settlement by the government agency. Confident in the strength of the case, the evidence secured, and his negotiation abilities, however, Attorney Newstat pursued a settlement offer that more appropriately met the needs of our client. More importantly, our client was able to obtain a sense of justice and closure.
Sexual Harassment Attorneys in Ventura
At Lessem Newstate & Tooson, LLP, our legal team is prepared to fight for harassment victims just as zealously and intelligently as we have done so for this particular client. Our legal abilities and willingness to litigate aggressively make us formidable legal opponents against those who attempt to unfairly compensate victims. Our passion for exposing injustice and fighting for those grappling with tremendous emotional and legal hurdles make our firm the right choice for those seeking compassionate, capable advocates.
If you or your loved one has suffered losses as a result of sexual harassment, place your trust in a proven firm prepared to protect your rights. You can learn more about the merits of your claim and how our firm can help by calling (800) 462-7160 for a free consultation.