Hospital Obtains Final Arbitration Award Rejecting Harassment and Retaliation Claims
Lash & Goldberg LLP obtained a final arbitration award rejecting an employee’s complaint asserting sexual harassment and retaliation against her hospital employer. The employee alleged that she was sexually harassed by a physician and then retaliated against for making a complaint about the harassment. After a final evidentiary hearing, the arbitrator agreed with Lash & Goldberg’s argument that the facts did not support the employee’s claims, finding that she had not been subject to any adverse employment action and that, moreover, the hospital had legitimate non-discriminatory reasons for all of its personnel decisions. The arbitrator entered a final award in favor of the hospital, which was confirmed in court.