Sexual Harassment Law Blog


Six Examples of Workplace Sexual Harassment

Six Examples of Workplace Sexual Harassment

Not all sexual harassment takes place in the workplace. For example, we know of sexual harassment on campus as well as passengers harassed by Uber and Lyft drivers. In this short post we identify some common examples of harassment in the workplace.
Example #1: Third-Party Sexual...

Six Common Mistakes Made by Sexual Harassment Victims

Six Common Mistakes Made by Sexual Harassment Victims

We have spoken with many victims of sexual harassment and studied why some people never report their stories while others do but fail in getting justice. To help victims make more informed decisions about whether they should report and what to expect, we are sharing our experience with...

The Verdict Is In on Harvey Weinstein

The Verdict Is In on Harvey Weinstein

Movie producer Harvey Weinstein, 69, the man whose abhorrent behavior helped launch the #MeToo movement, had his day in court this week. A New York City jury found Weinstein guilty on two counts out of five counts, but he escaped conviction on the most serious charges.
Still, he will go to...

Sexual Harassment by Customers – Can I Sue My Employer?

Sexual Harassment by Customers – Can I Sue My Employer?

We all know that sexual harassment is illegal in the workplace. Many of think that the perpetrators are bosses or co-workers. If you work in the service industry, however, you probably also think of customers. Workers dependent on tip income are especially vulnerable to harassment.
Can you...

VA Mired In Sexual Harassment Dispute

VA Mired In Sexual Harassment Dispute

[Post updated May 2020] A big shakeup at the Department of Veterans Affairs has many wondering what is going on. Just five months after being named to his post, Veterans Affairs Deputy Secretary James Byrne, 55, has left the agency. His boss, Secretary Robert Wilkie, is under investigation by the...


USA Gymnastics Proposes $215M Settlement Fund For Sexual Abuse Victims

USA Gymnastics Proposes $215M Settlement Fund For Sexual Abuse Victims

Under severe financial pressure following a torrent of sexual abuse allegations, USA Gymnastics filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Indiana in 2018. But that filing and its restructuring plan have drawn criticism from the victims and their advocates, who claim USAG is wrongly using bankruptcy to...


Were You Sexually Assaulted as a Child in California?

Were You Sexually Assaulted as a Child in California?

New California Law Offers One Time “Lookback” for Minors Who Were the Victims of Rape, Incest, Sexual Assault or Abuse
Until January 2020, minors who were victims of sexual assault in California had a very limited window in which to file lawsuits against their abusers. Under the...