90-year-old employer slaps female employee’s backside and shoves newspaper in her braBy Mason White 6:36 PM November 5, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
A 90-year-old employer in New York, was dragged to court after sexually harassing a female employee by slapping her backside and shoving objects into her bra.
Now, the owner of Automatic Meter Reading Corp., Jerry Fund, was ordered to pay nearly $1 million in fines and compensation to New York City and the 48-year-old woman.
Monica Cardenas told a judge that she quit her job as an office manager at Fund’s business because she faced sexual harassment.
In one incident, Fund slapped her backside. In another incident, he pushed a newspaper in her underwear. On another occasion, he told her that they could run away together and he would provide the Viagra and Cialis.
Cardenas also claimed that Fund hung a picture of a scantily clad woman and wrote “Our Monica” on it. Fund denied the allegations, saying that he is too old to be interested in having sex with women.
The New York’s Commission on Human Rights ordered Fund to give the woman $587,408 for her emotional distress and back wages.
He was also ordered to pay an additional $400,000 in fines.