Burlington County jury’s award of $3.75 million to a prisonguard who claimed he was sexually harassed appears to be the firstimposition of punitive damages for female-to-male hostileworkplace discrimination in the nation.

Lawyers and others who track discrimination cases are unawareof any other similar result since the early 1990s, when courtsfirst began to hold employers directly liable for toleratingharassment on the part of other employees.

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