by Michael Fox
A two week trial in U.S. District court in Albany, N.Y. ended in a $15 million verdict for 25 year old Kristen Nestler, who brought sexual harassment charges against Chartwell Dining Services. Although because of caps, the recovery will only be $450,000, it still is an impressive statement. Check out the story in the Albany Times Union or the one in the Troy Record. The jury was apparently upset as much about the "sham" investigation as it was the conduct of the middle age manager who harassed the much younger marketing manager. The final blow was when the company told her that none of her co-employees corroborated her story, which was not true.