The Civil Justice Forum?October 12th, 2006 by josh farley
Yesterday, we broke a story of lawsuit to be paid to at least eight women who had been sexually harassed while working or applying to work at the Horseshoe Lake Golf Course in South Kitsap.
Joan Erlich, district director of the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s San Francisco office, told me by phone yesterday that the case was one of the “grossest” she’s seen in almost three decades of work for the commission.
She told me that her office has a committed team of lawyers who work on cases just like this one frequently, and that the job can be “discouraging,” especially because we’re “forty years from the Civil Rights Act,” she said.
About $367,000 will be paid by the owners of Horseshoe to eight women, with an additional trust fund established to pay others who come forward for damages.