Sexual Harassment Law Blog


Female Guard at Tennessee Prison Sexually Harassed and Groped by Inmates

Female Guard at Tennessee Prison Sexually Harassed and Groped by Inmates

A former female guard at a Chattanooga prison has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court alleging that the Silverdale Detention Center was a sexually hostile work environment. The facility is run by CoreCivic, formerly the Corrections Corporation of America, a company notorious for the number of...

Knoxville Mayoral Candidate Sued for Sexual Harassment

Knoxville Mayoral Candidate Sued for Sexual Harassment

Mike Chase, 72, a candidate for mayor in Knoxville, Tennessee and owner of several restaurants is being sued for sexual harassment and a hostile work environment by one of his wait staff. The server, Ana Tipton Budzynski, along with her husband, Alexander Budzynski, filed the lawsuit in early...



Middle Aged Male Disney Cruise Line Worker Claims Sexual Harassment

Middle Aged Male Disney Cruise Line Worker Claims Sexual Harassment

Middle-aged men are usually thought of as typical perpetrators of sexual harassment, not its victims. The truth, however, is that anyone can become a sexual harassment victim.
When a middle-aged male Disney Cruise Line employee recently filed a sexual harassment lawsuit alleging his young...



Hugging at Work – Workers Demand End to Forced Hugging

Hugging at Work – Workers Demand End to Forced Hugging

Is hugging appropriate at work? The answers depends on the circumstances and who is doing the hugging. A quick hug between two friends isn’t against the law (although depending on the company, it may violate a workplace policy). But unwanted hugs and forced hugs, especially from a superior...

Nasser Lawsuits Force USA Gymnastics Bankruptcy Filing

Nasser Lawsuits Force USA Gymnastics Bankruptcy Filing

Dr. Larry Nasser, the longtime USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University team physician, did more than abuse the trust of hundreds of young gymnasts, including Olympic athletes. He literally abused them and molested them sexually under the auspices of examining them.  
In 2016, Nasser...

iPhone AirDrop Provides Opportunities for Virtual Sexual Harassment

iPhone AirDrop Provides Opportunities for Virtual Sexual Harassment

Most sexual harassment consists of the old-fashioned kind, with the harasser making unwanted physical contact, using demeaning terms or quid pro quo demands for sex in return for some type of benefit.
That’s not the case with iPhone’s AirDrop app, which allows total strangers to...