Sexual Harassment Law Blog


SpaceX Intern Sues Claiming Sexual Harassment Report Retaliation

SpaceX Intern Sues Claiming Sexual Harassment Report Retaliation

During the summers of 2015, 2016, and 2017, Julia Crowley Farenga worked as an intern at SpaceX, Elon Musk’s rocket company. During this time, she was also a student at Purdue University. According to a lawsuit filed on August 21 in Los Angeles Superior Court, she worked under the same...

Uber and Lyft: Rape, Kidnapping and More

Uber and Lyft: Rape, Kidnapping and More

Will I Be Raped in an Uber? Probably not but we don't think they are as safe as they should be. Many of our colleagues feel it is unsafe to ride in an Uber. They constantly wonder if they risk being sexually assaulted in a Lyft or Uber. Guys don’t worry as much as female passengers but the...

New Lyft Pedophile Story Emerges – (Lyft Sexual Assaults)

New Lyft Pedophile Story Emerges – (Lyft Sexual Assaults)

San Jose Police Arrest Lyft Driver Who Solicited 13 Year Old We have long complained about the lack of background checks and screening rideshare companies perform. Recent lawsuits against Uber and Lyft suggest that rideshare companies do little to screen drivers or investigate complaints of sexual...


iPhone AirDrop Provides Opportunities for Virtual Sexual Harassment

iPhone AirDrop Provides Opportunities for Virtual Sexual Harassment

Most sexual harassment consists of the old-fashioned kind, with the harasser making unwanted physical contact, using demeaning terms or quid pro quo demands for sex in return for some type of benefit.
That’s not the case with iPhone’s AirDrop app, which allows total strangers to...


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,...