Sexual Harassment Law Blog


New Lyft Pedophile Story Emerges – (Lyft Sexual Assaults)

New Lyft Pedophile Story Emerges – (Lyft Sexual Assaults)

San Jose Police Arrest Lyft Driver Who Solicited 13 Year Old We have long complained about the lack of background checks and screening rideshare companies perform. Recent lawsuits against Uber and Lyft suggest that rideshare companies do little to screen drivers or investigate complaints of sexual...

Senior Defense Official Sexually Harassed Staff

Senior Defense Official Sexually Harassed Staff

Guy Roberts, a former assistant defense secretary for nuclear programs, resigned from his position in April. Still, it wasn’t really clear his reason for his leaving until the Pentagon report released in December. 
In February, a woman on his staff filed a sexual harassment...

Harvey Weinstein Reaches $25 Million Deal with Accusers

Harvey Weinstein Reaches $25 Million Deal with Accusers

The name Harvey Weinstein, once synonymous with quality movie-making, is now more associated with the term “sexual predator.” More than 30 actresses and former employees will share in a tentative $25 million settlement between Weinstein and the board of his bankrupt film company, The...

Chipotle Settles Sexual Harassment Case for $95,000

Chipotle Settles Sexual Harassment Case for $95,000

While the majority of sexual harassment cases involve men intimidating women, the roles are sometimes reversed. That is the case with a recent settlement involving fast-casual restaurant chain Chipotle. A then-22-year old male manager at a San Jose outlet, Austin Melton, endured pervasive sexual...

“Survivor” Faces Sexual Harassment Controversy

“Survivor” Faces Sexual Harassment Controversy

Survivor, the show that places strangers in a real-life situation in which they must provide themselves with food, shelter, and fire at a remote location, is now in its 19th season on U.S. television. The European version has been around even longer. Players are divided into various...

Anita Hill Leads Hollywood Commission on Sexual Harassment

Anita Hill Leads Hollywood Commission on Sexual Harassment

The MeToo movement revealed the pervasiveness of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry. Nearly 30 years ago, lawyer and academic Anita Hill accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment when both worked at the EEOC. 
Thomas was confirmed by the Senate and...

School Sexual Assaults – When Teachers & Staff Molest Kids

School Sexual Assaults – When Teachers & Staff Molest Kids

Protecting Our Kids - What Parents Can Do about School Sexual Assaults In this post we discuss the sensitive topic of school sexual assaults… Teachers, aides, janitorial staff, coaches and bus drivers assaulting our kids. First, we will look at a recent case from Colorado and then discuss...


Punishing the Victim – Retaliation against Lawyer after Sex Assaults

Punishing the Victim – Retaliation against Lawyer after Sex Assaults

[Multiple post updates] A female junior partner at law firm DLA Piper says she suffered retaliation after reporting she was sexually assaulted by a male partner. The woman claims that after she reported the assaults her work performance was criticized and she lost work opportunities. For purposes...

Store Pays $1.2 Million to Settle Sexual Assault Claims

Store Pays $1.2 Million to Settle Sexual Assault Claims

99 Cents Only Stores in northern California will pay $1.2 million to settle claims made by two workers. The employees say a supervisor sexually assaulted them in a walk-in freezer. When they reported the incident, both found their hours cut.
After the workers made their complaints, the...