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Jury: Fresno workplace spanking victim entitled to her $1.4 million settlement

A jury has ruled that Janet Orlando, a former Alarm One Inc. salesperson who sued the company after claiming to have been subjected to sexual harassment and public spankings in 2002-2003, is entitled to the $1.4 million settlement that Alarm One and its insurance carriers agreed to pay her.

According to the Fresno Bee, “Alarm One and its insurance carriers have declined to pay, saying that the settlement contract depended on finding a bank willing to finance the deal. That didn’t happen, they say.”

In her complaint, Janet Orlando “sued [Alarm One] and its employees, Rondell Harris, vice president of sales, Dena Damanakis, market manager, Rob Harlan and Nina Correia, field supervisors, for sexual harassment, assault, battery, sexual battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.”

The Fresno Bee reported that, “Alarm One employees testified that they often competed in team-building exercises that included throwing pies at one another, feeding each other baby food, wearing diapers and swatting each other’s buttocks with yard signs. During the spankings, employees hooted and shouted lewd comments such as, ‘bend over, baby,’ and, ‘you’ve been a bad girl,’ according to the testimony.”

Jury: Fresno workplace spanking victim entitled to her $1.4 million settlement
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