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United Parcel Service, Inc.
Sobocinski v. UPS (Sexual Harassment)
Date: 11/30/2009 (Date of MCAD Decision)
Misconduct Type: Labor
Enforcement Agency: State/Local
Contracting Party: None
Court Type: Administrative
Disposition: Judgment Against Defendant
Synopsis: In March 2005, UPS employee Thomas Sobocinski filed a complaint with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) alleging a sexually offensive and hostile workplace at UPS’s Shewsbury, Massachusetts warehouse. The MCAD substantiated Sobocinski’s allegations and awarded him $50,000 in damages and $24 in lost wages.