A Tennessee jury awarded former school payroll administrator Vicky Crawford $1.5 million after she was terminated in retaliation for reporting, during an internal investigation, a manager’s sexually inappropriate conduct toward her. The award consisted of $420,000 in compensatory damages, $408,762 in back pay and $727,496 in front pay. The verdict follows a year after the United States Supreme Court held that such participation was protected “opposition” to unlawful conduct under Title VII, thereby reviving her claim. See Crawford v. Metropolitan Government of Nashville (reported in the February 2009 FEB).