On October 4, 2010, a federal jury in Michigan awarded plaintiff in Waldo v Consumers Energy Company almost $8 million including $7.5 million in punitive damages (in addition to $400,000 in compensatory damages). Plaintiff, an apprentice, alleged that she was given "demeaning" job assignments on account of her sex, locked into a portable lavatory for 20 minutes in 90-degree weather, and called names. Her complaints to supervisors were allegedly ignored, and one allegedly said he did not want women in the department because they were "not strong enough."