On June 28, 2023, a Davidson County jury awarded $450,000.00 to our client in a sexual harassment case that was filed against the Metro Nashville Police Department in February 2020. This case proceeded to trial this week and attorney Jason Lee handled the jury trial. This case was pending over 3 years (it was filed just before Covid). Our client finally got the justice she deserved from a 12 person jury of her peers with a unanimous decision. The sexual harassment of our client was by numerous police officers (over 13 police officers), several who were supervisors, in the Metro Nashville Police Department and occurred over a 4+ year period. Ultimately we prevailed at trial due to the failure of the Metro Nashville Police Department to accept responsibility for their failures to our client.
This case was tried in Davidson County Chancery Court, Docket No. 20-0219-II. Under the Tennessee Human Rights Act, the statutory maximum that can be received by the Plaintiff is $300,000.00 due to the size of this employer. As a result, the jury verdict amount will be reduced to the $300,000.00 maximum. An additional award will be provided for attorney fees and costs under T.C.A. § 4-21-311.