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Byrd v. Richardson-Greenshields Securities, Inc.
Florida Supreme Court
552 So. 2d 1099 (1989)
Penny Byrd and other female employees (plaintiffs) of Richardson-Greenshields Securities, Inc. (Richardson) (defendant) were allegedly sexually harassed in the workplace by their male coworkers. The male employees allegedly touched and made verbal sexual advances toward the female employees during work hours. Byrd and the other female employees sued Richardson for assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and negligent hiring and retention of employees. The trial court dismissed the complaint after concluding that workers’ compensation was the female employees’ exclusive remedy. The appellate court affirmed. Byrd and the others appealed to the Florida Supreme Court.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Barkett, J.)
Concurrence (Grimes, J.)
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