Oil Field Services Co. Hit With $1M Sexual Harassment Verdict

Law360 (June 7, 2018, 3:22 PM EDT) -- An oil field services company on Wednesday was ordered to pay $1 million to a former employee who claimed she was fired one week after starting work as a sales representative both for being pregnant and for rejecting sexual advances from the personnel director.

The jury sided with Sara L. Roberts on her claims of pregnancy discrimination and sexual harassment against Brinkerhoff Inspection Inc., which does business as SMOB, awarding her $42,000 for pain and suffering, $125,000 for lost wages and $841,000 in punitive damages.

Holly Williams, an attorney for Roberts, said that she is pleased with the jury's verdict, but...

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