A jury awarded more than $1 million Friday to a woman who said her female boss grabbed her, prodded her, kissed her and then reduced her hours when she did not return the advances.
Peggy Moore, a former clerk at the Belk store in Crystal River, filed suit against the store, complaining it did nothing to stop three years of harassment by Michele Dougherty, her supervisor in the cosmetics department."I am so happy," Moore said. "Finally someone listened. It's so nice for people to believe you."
Moore filed the suit in January 1997, claiming, among other things, Dougherty disrobed in front of her, asking Moore if she liked her body.
Moore said she quit her job because she could no longer take the harassment.