- Date: 2004
- Victim’s Age: N/A
- Victim’s Sex: Female
- Occupation: commissioned salesperson
- Place: N/A
- Injuries sustained: post-traumatic stress disorder and major depressive disorder.
- Compensation/ Settlement Amount: $469,000.
The sexual assault and battery incident
The woman had moved to Canada in June of 2002 and worked as a commissioned salesperson for a window company from December 2003 until May 2005. In 2004 her employer at the window company sexually assaulted her four times. She reported the assaults to the police. Her employer was convicted of criminal sexual assault charges and was sentenced to jail. In 2012, the woman commenced a lawsuit against her employer to recover financial compensation for the damage she suffered.
Victim’s injuries and suffering
Following the assaults, the woman feels shame and worries about being sexually assaulted again. She double locks her bedroom door and purchased a security system for her home. She has continuous nightmares of the assault and suffers from insomnia. The assaults caused her to experience a loss of sexual desire and have suicidal ideations. She suffers from a post-traumatic stress disorder and major depressive disorder.
Compensation for victim
The judge awarded the woman $300,000 in general damages, $25,000 in aggravated damages, $4,500 for future health care costs, and $98,969 in prejudgment interest. In total, she received $468,969 in compensation for her assault and battery.