On May 17, 2012, a San Francisco Superior Court jury awarded Maria Bojorquez $812,001 in damages in a sexual harassment and retaliation suit brought against ABM Industries and its subsidiary, ABM Janitorial Services-Northern California. The suit for sexual harassment, retaliation, and failure to prevent harassment and discrimination arose from the sexual harassment and assault of the plaintiff by her direct supervisor while she worked as a janitor for ABM in 2004. When she complained to the company, ABM responded by swearing Ms. Bojorquez to silence, transferring her, and then terminating her. Equal Rights Advocates (ERA), a national non-profit law firm, and the San Francisco law firm of Talamantes Villegas Carrera, LLP represented Ms. Bojorquez in the suit. The case is Bojorquez v. ABM Industries, Incorporated et. al., Case #CGC-10-495994, San Francisco Superior Court.