Saturday, June 18, 2011

Former Employee Breaks Silence About Landmark Sexual Harassment Case (St. Louis)
By Betsey Bruce
June 11, 2011
Jury Awarded $95 Million In Aaron's Lawsuit

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL (— "In the beginning, all I wanted was help." That's how Ashley Alford explains her decision to go to court over a year of sexual harassment in the workplace... harassment that ended with three lewd sex acts.Saturday she spoke out explaining how others encouraged her to go forward with the legal case. Her victory in court this week gave her vindication and an understanding she can help other victims get help.
Tuesday a federal jury in East St. Louis found Alford's former employer, Aaron's, a lease to own store, and her former boss, Richard Moore liable for sexual harassment. The jury awarded Alford a near record $95 million. Caps on federal cases of this sort mean the most she will receive is $40 million.

Full Story:,0,322202.story

No comments: