Since 2007, janitorial firm has paid more than $6 million to plaintiffs in similar cases

 In October 2004, Maria Bojorquez was working as a night-shift janitor at San Francisco’s Ferry Building when, she says, her supervisor began sexually harassing her, eventually raping her when she was alone in a room.

After Bojorquez, a Spanish speaker, reported the incident, ABM asked her to sign a confidentiality form written in English. The firm began an investigation but later terminated her employment, while her alleged assailant remained employed, according to court records. In 2010, Bojorquez sued ABM for sexual harassment and retaliation.

Last week, a San Francisco County Superior Court jury awarded her $812,001.

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