She had hoped to pursue a second Master's degree in the field of art therapy. She hiked in Thailand, dived at the Great Barrier Reef, surfed in Portugal, jogged in Central Park, and moved within the artistic community of Paris.She frequently admonished her friends by saying, "Don't talk about doing something — do it".Julie Ann Elizabeth O'Rourke was one of those rare people who loved life and could make you love yours, was pre-eminently successful as a scholar and an artist, provided deep insight into any challenge of the heart, and brought together diverse friends and family all at once.She was a professional photographer and fine artist, received her BFA from York University, and, after backpacking through Europe, Australia, and Southeast Asia, pursued a MFA from Ryerson University, doing major projects in New York City and the George Eastman House in Rochester.
Artistically, Julie was especially interested in the avant-garde and the synthesis of old and new forms.The owner of Rudy Jude, a children’s clothing line, she has a playful sense of humor that complements her laid-back beauty.Ahead, she talks about DIY haircuts, the best thing to bring on trips, and the beauty product you can find in the kitchen cupboard…In particular, this opinion:1) clarifies the continuing violation doctrine as to serial violations;2) discusses the interplay between that doctrine and the law of sexual harassment;3) applies recent Supreme Court case law in hostile work environment cases as to the standard for employer liability for (i) co-worker conduct and (ii) supervisor conduct; and4) analyzes whether the damages award based largely on emotional distress and psychological harm is excessive. We summarize the evidence at trial in the light most favorable to O'Rourke. O'Rourke was hired under the City's newly implemented affirmative action policy.The structure of authority in the fire department starts with the Commissioner of Public Safety, followed by the Chief of the Department.