Janet Orlando, a woman who was initially awarded $1.5 million in sexual harassment damages because she was spanked at work, might not get the loot after all. The verdict was overturned by the California Court of Appeal because Orlando was spanked as part of a "camaraderie-building" exercise along with other male and female sales staff at the home security company Alarm One Inc. According to CBS News, "Employees were paddled with rival companies' yard signs as part of a contest that pitted sales teams against one another. The winners poked fun at the losers, throwing pies at them, feeding them baby food, making them wear diapers and swatting their buttocks." Orlando quit after a year at this Fresno-based company because of humiliation. Shocker here: The company no longer plays these "trust building" games. [ CBS News]


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