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Hooray! Gary Lafayette and Jesper Rasmussen of Lafayette & Kumagai LLP successfully defended a Fortune 500 energy company in a two week employment trial, where Plaintiff sought over $2 million, claiming constructive discharge when he was demoted and reassigned from a management position to a union job two hours from his home. The reassignment decision followed an inquiry into Plaintiff’s actions during an internal investigation of his administrative clerk regarding her alleged acts of sexual harassment and threats of workplace violence. Defendant contended Plaintiff was reassigned based on legitimate business reasons and that the reassignment did not result in a constructive discharge. The jury returned a defense verdict after three hours of deliberation on August 26, 2014.