This woman was awarded $812,000 for Sexual Harassment.
Please note: NO Criminal Charges, and NO Punitive Damages.
Yet, she still ends up with near $300,000 after paying off the attorneys...
If there were punitive damages, millions would have been awarded.
Are you taking Sexual Harassment in your Sports League seriously? Imagine if a coach walking through a school did this to a janitor?
"Oh, that won't happen with us..."
Time...in time, it will.
How to mitigate: Get with PraesidiumInc.com and be absolutely SURE you have background checks for every coach, volunteer, or any other adult involved in your program. Hold a meeting about the issue. Make participants aware that your organization wants to educate and avoid any chance of such a lawsuit.
NorCal Rugby was shocked recently with allegations of bounties being paid on opponents. They handled it well. Luckily, a sexual harassment case hasn't gone mainstream.
In time...it will. $812,000 worth...