West Virginia Landlord Forced To Pay $600,000 In Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Brought By Tenants.

The biggest problem with a victim who experiences sexual harassment in actually filing a lawsuit is that in most cases they are in a subordinate position. This means that in far too many cases of sexual harassment, the victims will be reluctant to bring a lawsuit for fear of the consequences. This leaves victims feeling vulnerable and unsure of what to do next. Victims of sexual harassment can rely on an experienced sexual harassment personal injury attorney at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm to help guide them through this complicated litigation process. Our nationally recognized personal injury attorneys have decades of experience fighting for our Massachusetts clients.

The details of a settlement in a sexual harassment lawsuit involving a Morgantown, West Virginia landlord have been released two months after the case was settled. Under the terms of the settlement, the landlord, Gary Walden, is prohibited from managing the apartments, entering them or contacting current or former tenants. Mr. Walden also will have to pay $600,000, $500,000 to the women he allegedly harassed, and $100,000 in civil penalties. Mr. Walden pleaded guilty to sexual abuse charges in 2015 and spent 19 months in state prison.

The federal lawsuit followed four tenants’ federal complaints alleging groping and verbal harassment. The four female tenants claimed they were subjected to unwanted and unwelcome sex acts. Walden also allegedly offered tangible housing benefits to women in exchange for sex acts and entered apartments without notice to sexually harass the women.

Have you or a loved one been sexually harassed or discriminated against because of your gender while at work, in a restaurant, or even in your own home; if so, please contact the expert sexual harassment personal injury lawyers here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates. Call us 24/7 at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com. Your needs are our top priority!

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