Sexual Harassment Law Blog




McDonald’s Facing Three New Sexual Harassment Lawsuits 

McDonald’s Facing Three New Sexual Harassment Lawsuits 

Fast food behemoth McDonald’s faces three new sexual harassment lawsuits, filed just months after a half-billion dollar lawsuit filed in April 2020 and a year after the filing of a class action lawsuit in November 2019. The most recent lawsuits were filed in Kansas City, St. Louis, and Los...


Pregnant Workers Still Face Stigma and Harassment

Pregnant Workers Still Face Stigma and Harassment

When a former digital media sales executive returned from maternity leave last year, her welcome back was a rude awakening. Her accounts had all been handed to a new recruit — a recently hired man at a much higher salary than she received despite working at the company for...

What to Do About Workplace Harassment if There Is No HR

What to Do About Workplace Harassment if There Is No HR

We often hear about corporate HR departments doing almost nothing to protect workers who report sexual harassment or misconduct — or worse, siding with the abuser rather than the victim. But the departments do offer formalized procedures for handling such claims and provide at least a...

Should a billionaire be held liable for rape at his company?

Should a billionaire be held liable for rape at his company?

Judges are taking hostile work environment claims against companies more seriously these days, but what happens when a victim tries to hold a corporate founder personally responsible?
That’s a question New York’s highest court is currently wrestling with. At issue is media mogul...

Class Actions for Sexual Assault?

Class Actions for Sexual Assault?

Class actions are typically reserved for cases in which everyone has the same or similar injuries. The legal name for this concept is “commonality” and it is required under the federal rules of civil procedure**.
In recent months we have seen several instances of physicians who...


New Hope for Child Sexual Assault Survivors in New York

New Hope for Child Sexual Assault Survivors in New York

Last year, Governor Andrews Cuomo signed into law legislation that dramatically extends the time period for survivors of childhood sexual assault to sue for damages. The Child Victims Act (CVA) also allows claims against the institutions who may be responsible for the abuse. In this post we will...