MacGillivray Law secures compensation for victim of workplace harassment
We often represent victims of sexual abuse against organizations, where abusers often join in order to exploit vulnerable young people such as Boy Scouts, Air Cadets, and others where they assume a position of authority. This case was a bit different than that, but we were particularly affected by the victim's story and wanted to help her.
In August of 2007, after working almost a decade for an organization in Nova Scotia, our client could no longer tolerate the work environment that she was being subjected to, and resigned from her position. Our investigation revealed that other employees experienced the same problems as our client.
Leading up to her resignation, our client experienced both physical and verbal harassment. She was subjected to derogatory remarks, physical and verbal threats, intimidation, and ridicule.
As the harassment worsened, our client sought help from her superiors. She reported the harassment, but her complaints were dismissed and she was called a "trouble maker". She then reported the behavior to the next level of management, and as she complained through the rankings, she was repeatedly dismissed. Furthermore, each time our client sough help in what she believed to be a trusted and confidential environment, her complaints were reported to her abuser which only intensified the level of harassment that she experienced. All of this disempowered our client even further, accelerating and escalating the abuse and harassment as her perpetrators became more emboldened.
Our client was trapped, powerless, and being abused. She had no other option but to resign from her workplace. As a result, she suffered personal injury including emotional and financial strain.
Nicolle Snow and our team at MacGillivray Injury and Insurance Law fought for the compensation that our client deserved.
In December 2014, she settled the case and secured $70,000 for our client.
If you or someone you love suffers from workplace harassment, contact our team to see how we can help. When you meet with us, we can discuss what happened in a confidential and private forum. We will give you our honest assessment as to whether legal action is possible in your case, and whether it is in your best interests to pursue it.
Note: Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results and that the amount recovered and other litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.