In this employment case filed in Orange County Superior Court, the Plaintiff claimed that she was sexually harassed and constructively discharged from her position with Hospital Foundation (Client) because of a hostile work environment. Attorney Karen Taillon successfully stayed the Superior Court action and enforced the Employee Handbook requirement for binding arbitration.
Cummins & White prevailed in arbitration on all of the claims and obtained an award for costs in excess of $20,000 which the Plaintiff paid in full after Cummins & White instituted collection proceedings. This case was filed on the heels of another similar case in which the hospital and Hospital Foundation settled. The benefit to the hospital and the Hospital Foundation of our handling this matter was that it effectively put a stop to these types of frivolous sexual harassment claims being filed against the hospital and Hospital Foundation.