Jury awards $159,000 to fired agency supervisor
June 16, 2010
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A former California Conservation Corps supervisor who was fired for reporting sexual harassment has been awarded $159,000.
The Sacramento Superior Court jury returned its verdict Tuesday after two days of deliberation in the 2008 lawsuit filed against the agency by 66-year-old Margaret Grodzik.
She worked at the agency’s Tahoe Basin Center from 2004 until she was fired in 2007.
In the suit, Grodzik alleged that the female corps members “were subjected to rape, harassment and retaliation” by their male counterparts and that “many of the women suffered injury.”
CCC spokesman Jimmy Camp says the agency won’t comment until it reviews the case with the state Attorney General’s Office.