Weeks v Baker & McKenzie

Lawrence Anthony Organ

Case Conclusion Date:May 4, 1998

Practice Area:Sexual Harassment

Outcome:Plaintiff Jury Verdict of $7.1 million

Description:This ground-breaking sexual harassment case resulted in a $7.1 million jury verdict based on harassment by partner directed at a legal secretary. This case also became a significant precedent for punitive damages in sexual harassment cases as the Court of Appeal upheld a 35:1 ration of punitive damages to compensatory damages. The Court of Appeal Decision is published at Weeks v Baker & McKenzie (1998) 63 Cal.App.4th 1128.