Fourth Circuit Affirms Sexual Harassment Verdict

In King v. McMillan, the Fourth Circuit affirmed a jury verdict and the court's rulings in a sexual harassment case. The plaintiff, a former deputy in a sheriff's office, had been sexually harassed by the sheriff over several years. A jury awarded her compensatory and punitive damages on her claims of battery and sexual harassment under Title VII. The Court upheld the awards, the substitution of the correct defendant, and the admission of testimony of other female employees who had been sexually harassed by the same sheriff.