Verdict in a sexual harassment case against plaintiff’s employer.

Amount: $1,700,000

In a sexual harassment case against plaintiff’s employer, Patrick McNicholas, along with co-counsel Eric A. Panitz of DesJardins & Panitz LLP, obtained a $1.7 million verdict on behalf of their client. Mr. McNicholas and Mr. Panitz argued that the plaintiff was subjected to offensive sexual comments and inquiries, as well as other types of sexual misconduct during her employment. Consequently, she became affected by depressive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. The Court awarded $1.7 million to the plaintiff for damages, including unpaid overtime, failure to provide rest breaks, waiting time penalties and prejudgment interest.