Sexual Harassment

Schemery Zicolello represented a female county solicitor in federal claims for retaliation and sexual harassment against a county and county officials. The solicitor had reported several incidents of misconduct and wrongdoing with respect to a county official. The same county official also continuously engaged in conduct intended to harass and intimidate women in the workplace, which included screaming and throwing objects at the solicitor, discussing the solicitor’s personal life with others, making sexually explicit and inappropriate comments, speaking publicly about his desire for the solicitor to resign, and ultimately wrongfully terminating her. We successfully obtained a settlement of $185,000 for the solicitor.