Caltrans Worker Gets $3M Verdict Over Allergy Bullying

Law360, New York (May 18, 2017, 6:40 PM EDT) -- A California state jury has handed down a $3 million verdict in favor of a California Department of Transportation worker whose boss intentionally aggravated his allergies by spraying perfume when he left his desk, ignored accommodations he was granted and bullied him in the office.

The jury on May 9 found in staff services analyst John Barrie's favor on six claims stemming from his mistreatment by regional administrative officer Donna Jones, including that he was subject to a hostile work environment and discriminated against because of...
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