Sexual Harassment Law Blog


Pregnant Workers Still Face Stigma and Harassment

Pregnant Workers Still Face Stigma and Harassment

When a former digital media sales executive returned from maternity leave last year, her welcome back was a rude awakening. Her accounts had all been handed to a new recruit — a recently hired man at a much higher salary than she received despite working at the company for...

What to Do About Workplace Harassment if There Is No HR

What to Do About Workplace Harassment if There Is No HR

We often hear about corporate HR departments doing almost nothing to protect workers who report sexual harassment or misconduct — or worse, siding with the abuser rather than the victim. But the departments do offer formalized procedures for handling such claims and provide at least a...

Should a billionaire be held liable for rape at his company?

Should a billionaire be held liable for rape at his company?

Judges are taking hostile work environment claims against companies more seriously these days, but what happens when a victim tries to hold a corporate founder personally responsible?
That’s a question New York’s highest court is currently wrestling with. At issue is media mogul...

Semen in a Water Bottle? (Sexual Harassment Post)

Semen in a Water Bottle? (Sexual Harassment Post)

Some men have fragile egos. They can’t handle rejection very well. Most men understand the simple concept that “no means no,” especially at work. Highlight a woman, ask a co-worker out and she says no… that should be the end of it. But this story would be pretty boring if...

Are Unwanted “D–k Pics” Illegal? (Sexting Post)

Are Unwanted “D–k Pics” Illegal? (Sexting Post)

This post has its genus from an article about Finland’s Justice Ministry. What does Finland have to do with dick pics in the United States? Keep reading. No matter where you are in this world, some guys can’t resist the urge to send unsolicited (and unwanted) pictures of their private...



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...

Lawyers and Hostile Workplaces – The Misbehavior Continues

Lawyers and Hostile Workplaces – The Misbehavior Continues

The #MeToo movement is still big news these days (as it should be). Unfortunately, sexual harassment remains the norm in many industries. But lawyers? The answer is sadly, yes. Not a week goes by without another report of boorish behavior followed by a sexual harassment lawsuit.
This week a...