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Tuli v. Brigham & Women’s Hospital, 1st Circ., No. 09-1731, August 29, 2011.

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Sexual innuendos and demeaning comments cost employer $1.6 Million.

Ogletree Deakins • September 20, 2011
In gender discrimination cases under Title VII, a jury can award back pay and front pay, but also can award compensatory damages if it believes that an employee was harmed emotionally or psychologically by the alleged harassment or hostile work environment. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a $1.6 Million damages award against a Massachusetts hospital and a male physician, and in favor of a female neurosurgeon who claimed hostile work environment and retaliation under Title VII. Tuli v. Brigham & Women’s Hospital, 1st Circ., No. 09-1731, August 29, 2011.