California Civil Jury Instructions (CACI) (2017)

VF-2514. Failure to Prevent Harassment, Discrimination, or Retaliation

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VF-2514.Failure to Prevent Harassment, Discrimination, or
Retaliation
We answer the questions submitted to us as follows:
1. Did [name of defendant] fail to take all reasonable steps to
prevent the [harassment/discrimination/retaliation]?
1. Yes No
1. If your answer to question 1 is yes, then answer question 2. If
you answered no, stop here, answer no further questions, and
have the presiding juror sign and date this form.
2. Was [name of defendant]’s failure to prevent the [harassment/
discrimination/retaliation] a substantial factor in causing harm to
[name of plaintiff]?
2. Yes No
2. If your answer to question 2 is yes, then answer question 3. If
you answered no, stop here, answer no further questions, and
have the presiding juror sign and date this form.
3. What are [name of plaintiff]’s damages?
[a. Past economic loss
[lost earnings $ ]
[lost profits $ ]
[medical expenses $ ]
[other past economic loss $ ]
[a. Total Past Economic Damages: $ ]
[b. Future economic loss
[lost earnings $ ]
[lost profits $ ]
[medical expenses $ ]
[other future economic loss $ ]
[b. Total Future Economic Damages: $ ]
[c. Past noneconomic loss, including [physical
pain/mental suffering:] $ ]
[d. Future noneconomic loss, including [physical
pain/mental suffering:] $ ]
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[d. TOTAL $
Signed: Presiding Juror
Dated:
After [this verdict form has/all verdict forms have] been signed, notify
the [clerk/bailiff/court attendant] that you are ready to present your
verdict in the courtroom.
New June 2010; Revised December 2010, June 2013, December 2016
Directions for Use
This verdict form is based on CACI No. 2527, Failure to Prevent Harassment,
Discrimination, or Retaliation—Essential Factual Elements—Employer or Entity
Defendant. These questions should be added to the verdict form that addresses the
underlying claim of discrimination, retaliation, or harassment if the plaintiff also
asserts a separate claim against the employer for failure to prevent the underlying
conduct. The jury should not reach these questions unless it finds that the
underlying claim is proved.
The special verdict forms in this section are intended only as models. They may
need to be modified depending on the facts of the case.
If specificity is not required, users do not have to itemize all the damages listed in
question 3 and do not have to categorize “economic” and “noneconomic” damages,
especially if it is not a Proposition 51 case. The breakdown of damages is optional
depending on the circumstances.
If there are multiple causes of action, users may wish to combine the individual
forms into one form. If different damages are recoverable on different causes of
action, replace the damages tables in all of the verdict forms with CACI No. VF-
3920, Damages on Multiple Legal Theories.
If the jury is being given the discretion under Civil Code section 3288 to award
prejudgment interest (see Bullis v. Security Pac. Nat’l Bank (1978) 21 Cal.3d 801,
814 [148 Cal.Rptr. 22, 582 P.2d 109]), give CACI No. 3935, Prejudgment Interest.
This verdict form may need to be augmented for the jury to make any factual
findings that are required in order to calculate the amount of prejudgment interest.
VF-2514 FAIR EMPLOYMENT AND HOUSING ACT
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