Sexual Harassment Law Blog



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...

What are the Worst Industries for Sexual Harassment?

What are the Worst Industries for Sexual Harassment?

As Hollywood’s casting couch predators are exposed in the media, and scandals involving politicians make headlines, it is neither entertainment nor politics that involve the highest harassment risks for employees.
According to researchers from the Center for American Progress, people...

Wal-Mart Pays For Snubbing Employee Sexual Harassment Complaints

Wal-Mart Pays For Snubbing Employee Sexual Harassment Complaints

Have you ever complained to management about a co-worker’s lewd jokes or annoying flirtation, only to have your employer ignore your sexual harassment concerns? 
Retail employees know that it can take continued complaints to get any action out of their superiors, but...

Reasons Women Don’t Report Sexual Harassment

Reasons Women Don’t Report Sexual Harassment

Working women who have never been subject to some type of sexual harassment are the exception. Of course, degrees of sexual harassment vary, and there’s a huge difference between a colleague telling a woman she’s attractive and actual pressure for sex.
Some women may shrug off the...