A Cincinnati landlord agreed to pay $855,000 to fourteen women who he is accused of sexually harassing.
The Justice Department filed a suit against Henry e. Bailey alleging her violated the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against the women based on their sex. The conduct occurred between 1991 and 2011.
The lawsuit alleges that Bailey subject tenants and prospective tenants to unwanted sexual comments and touching. Bailey would enter the women’s apartments without their permission. He also offered housing benefits in exchange for sexual favors. If his offers were refused, Bailey would take adverse actions against the women.
The settlement requires that Bailey must hire an independent management to oversee his current and future rental properties. He is also required to implement a sexual harassment training and reporting policy.
The fourteen women will divide the $800,000 settlement with the remaining $55,000 going to satisfy a civil penalty for violating the Fair Housing Act.
When people in power use their positions to coerce people into providing sexual favors, a sexual harassment attorney can hold them accountable for this abuse.
No man or women should have to tolerate any type of harassment, but too often people are subjected to sexual abuse in their homes or workplaces. The primary goal of a sexual harassment lawyer is to make certain the people they represent no longer have to suffer unwanted sexual attention or comments.
Objects of harassment suffer both emotionally and economically, especially if they have been retaliated against for reporting the misconduct. Sexual harassment attorneys work very hard to get their clients the compensation they deserve.