Sexual Harassment Law Blog


How You Can Catch Your Boss in the Act of Being a Jerk

How You Can Catch Your Boss in the Act of Being a Jerk

One thing the Trump Administration has made clear about the workplace: It’s easier than ever for employees to record their bosses secretly. Omarosa Manigault Newman recorded shocking conversations with both President Trump and Chief of Staff John Kelly while she was working as a White House...

How Workers are Turning the Tables on Nightmare Bosses

How Workers are Turning the Tables on Nightmare Bosses

It could have been an inspiration for the movie Horrible Bosses. Michael Mercieca, a Microsoft sales employee in Texas, found himself suddenly demoted, with his accounts sabotaged, pay cut back, and facing false accusations of sexual harassment.
Mercieca was hassled over vacation requests,...

Why Bosses Bully: the Psychology of Supervisor Harassment

Why Bosses Bully: the Psychology of Supervisor Harassment

The #MeToo movement brought to light the unpleasant reality of sexual misconduct many employees endure in the workplace. But that’s really only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the myriad forms of abuse people suffer from supervisors.
From pouring tepid coffee onto an...

United Airlines – The Not So Friendly Skies

United Airlines – The Not So Friendly Skies

EEOC Files Sexual Harassment Suit Against United Airlines for Failing to Protect Flight Attendant Flight attendants have a difficult job. Although their primary job is passenger safety, they are more frequently treated as bar servers, maids, and worse. By worse, we mean that sometimes a passenger,...

5 Reasons Why to Never Report Sexual Harassment to HR

5 Reasons Why to Never Report Sexual Harassment to HR

A Columbia University researcher complained about unwanted sexual advances from a tenured professor. He responded by trying to crush her career.
Economics researcher Enrichetta Ravina was subject to retaliation after reporting inappropriate behavior by Professor Geert Bekaert, a New York...


IHOP Franchisees to Pay Almost $1 Million in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

IHOP Franchisees to Pay Almost $1 Million in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Recently, the International House of Pancakes made headlines over the news it was changing its names to International House of Burgers or IHOB. That was a publicity stunt, but it’s probably not a coincidence the announcement of the phony name change occurred about the same time as that of two...

The Biggest Payouts – So Far – in Sexual Harassment Cases

The Biggest Payouts – So Far – in Sexual Harassment Cases

While the #MeToo movement has brought international attention to the pervasiveness of sexual harassment in the workplace, its most noted effect has been in bringing down well-known offenders in top fields. #MeToo formally began in late 2017, but sexual harassment lawsuits against major companies...

Chili’s Employee Shamed on Instagram for Reporting Sexual Harassment

Chili’s Employee Shamed on Instagram for Reporting Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace is not always taken as seriously as it should be. Young employees like Emily Houser, an 18-year-old Pennsylvania resident, are often unprotected when facing the unwanted advances of older managers.
Since the age of 16, Houser had been working at a local...

How to Spot Sexual Harassment: 5 Subtle Warning Signs

How to Spot Sexual Harassment: 5 Subtle Warning Signs

Although movies and TV shows would have us believe that workplace sexual harassment is dramatic, scandalous, and obvious (and that karma always comes back to bite the harasser), it’s not so easy to tell when you or your coworkers are being harassed in real life.
The Equal Employment...