MAZOW|McCULLOUGH, PC SECURES JUDGMENTS AGAINST MASSACHUSETTS CORPORATION FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT OF THREE CLIENTS BY CORPORATION’S SUPERVISOR
Robert Mazow of Mazow|McCullough, PC of Salem, Massachusetts recently obtained judgments in Suffolk Superior Court on behalf of three clients against Naratoone Building Services and its employee. The clients had been custodians at Swampscott High School in Swampscott, Massachusetts and had each been sexually assaulted by their supervisor.
The case initiated after one of the custodian’s sought advice from Attorney Mazow regarding her claim that she had been raped by her supervisor on school grounds. She was too afraid to contact the police. Attorney Mazow assisted her with making a complaint with the Swampscott Police Department. Shortly thereafter, the supervisor was arrested. Ultimately, he was convicted of sexual assault. Click here for a copy of the newspaper clipping discussing his sentencing.
After his conviction, Mazow|McCullough, PC initiated a lawsuit against Naratoone Building Services and the supervisor. The facts of the civil case are as follows:
In 2002, Swampscott contracted with Naratoone to provide janitorial cleaning services at its public high school. Naratoone was in the building service profession since 1988, with headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts. At the time of the contract with Swampscott, Naratoone boasted a workforce of approximately 60 employees. Naratoone alleged that it provided a full range of commercial and industrial cleaning services for its clients in both the public and private sector.
The supervisor was a ten year employee of Naratoone and was given the job of Building Working Foreman at the Swampscott High School. He had a criminal history which included assaultive behavior. Despite the convictions on his record, he was allowed to work as Building Working Foreman at the Swampscott High School.
A. Claims of Cecelia
Cecelia is 44 years old and has nine children. On or about August 30, 2004, the plaintiff, Cecilia, was hired by Naratoone to perform cleaning services at Swampscott High School. On her first and only day of work, Cecilia was subjected to a sexually harassing hostile work environment by the supervisor, which included, among other things, forcible and non-consensual sexual intercourse.
Attorney Mazow obtained a judgment on Cecelia’s behalf in the amount of $250,000.00. Click here for a copy of the judgment.
B. Claims of Rina
Rina is 23 years old. On September 7, 2004, Rina began working for Naratoone as a cleaner at Swampscott High School. On or about September 7, 2004, Rina reported to Swampscott High School and began training for her job. While working at Swampscott High School, she was subjected to a sexually harassing hostile work environment by the supervisor, which included, among other things: grabbing her breasts and making sexual comments to her.
Attorney Mazow obtained a judgment on Maria’s behalf in the amount of $125,000.00. Click here for a copy of the judgment.
C. Claims of Maria
On May 30, 2004, Naratoone hired Plaintiff, Maria, to be a cleaner at the Swampscott High School on May 30, 2004. From June 2004 to September 2004, while working at Swampscott High School, Maria was subjected to a sexually harassing hostile work environment by the supervisor, which included, among other things: making unwanted sexual advances, touching her body and making sexual comments to her.
Maria did not report the supervisor’s behavior to anyone at that time because the supervisor told her that his son was in a gang and she was afraid for her safety.
Attorney Mazow obtained a judgment on Maria’s behalf in the amount of $25,000.00. Click here for a copy of the judgment.