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Janitor awarded in harassment case

May 18, 2012
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA — A jury awarded more than $800,000 to a janitor who was sexually harassed and told not to report the incident to the police, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Maria Bojorquez, 44, alleged that she was harassed by her supervisor with lewd comments and sexual advances for months, the article stated.

According to the article, managers at the company she was employed with, ABM Janitorial Services, told her not to talk to anyone about the incident and made her sign a confidentiality agreement.

ABM later reported to Bojorquez that they could find no evidence to support her claim on harassment.

The Superior Court jury found ABM responsible for sexual harassment and retaliation, and has awarded Bojorquez $12,000 for lost wages plus $800,000 for emotional distress, the article noted.

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