Sexual Harassment Law Blog


Nearly 25 Percent of VA Employees Subjected to Sexual Harassment

Nearly 25 Percent of VA Employees Subjected to Sexual Harassment

Just under one-quarter of VA employees have experienced sexual harassment while on the job between 2014 and 2016. One-third of all VA employees saw evidence of sexual harassment. On average, 14 percent of federal employees in other agencies reported sexual harassment during that time period....

When Kings Fall – Indiana AG Suspended for Inappropriate Touching

When Kings Fall – Indiana AG Suspended for Inappropriate Touching

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is the state’s top law enforcement officer. His job is to “protect the rights, freedoms, and safety” of everyone in the state. As Curtis Hill just found out, however, even he is not above the law. This week the Indiana Supreme Court suspended...

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...


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 complaint...

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 still...


Female Guard at Tennessee Prison Sexually Harassed and Groped by Inmates

Female Guard at Tennessee Prison Sexually Harassed and Groped by Inmates

A former female guard at a Chattanooga prison has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court alleging that the Silverdale Detention Center was a sexually hostile work environment. The facility is run by CoreCivic, formerly the Corrections Corporation of America, a company notorious for the number of...

Knoxville Mayoral Candidate Sued for Sexual Harassment

Knoxville Mayoral Candidate Sued for Sexual Harassment

Mike Chase, 72, a candidate for mayor in Knoxville, Tennessee and owner of several restaurants is being sued for sexual harassment and a hostile work environment by one of his wait staff. The server, Ana Tipton Budzynski, along with her husband, Alexander Budzynski, filed the lawsuit in early...