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December-13-96

Former Fannie Mae Employee Awarded Millions in Sexual Harassment Case

A jury has awarded Elizabeth Martini, a former employee of the Federal National Mortgage Association (known as Fannie Mae) $6.9 million in compensatory and punitive damages for suffering sexual and verbal harassment at her job. Martini claims that her supervisor, Forrest Kobayashi, verbally assaulted her because of her sex and subsequently fired her by reorganizing the office she worked in. Martini, the director in the treasurer's office, was the only person to lose her job as a result of the reorganization.

Media Resources: The New York Times - December 13, 1996]