Sexual Harassment Law Blog


Sexual Harassment by Customers – Can I Sue My Employer?

Sexual Harassment by Customers – Can I Sue My Employer?

We all know that sexual harassment is illegal in the workplace. Many of think that the perpetrators are bosses or co-workers. If you work in the service industry, however, you probably also think of customers. Workers dependent on tip income are especially vulnerable to harassment.
Can you...



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...


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...

Store Pays $1.2 Million to Settle Sexual Assault Claims

Store Pays $1.2 Million to Settle Sexual Assault Claims

99 Cents Only Stores in northern California will pay $1.2 million to settle claims made by two workers. The employees say a supervisor sexually assaulted them in a walk-in freezer. When they reported the incident, both found their hours cut.
After the workers made their complaints, the...

How Can I Sue McDonalds for Sexual Harassment?

How Can I Sue McDonalds for Sexual Harassment?

One of biggest employers in the food service industry is McDonalds. Second only to Subway in the total number of U.S. locations, the company and its franchises employ almost 1 million people. For many young adults, McDonalds is their first experience in the workforce. Unfortunately, it is also...

TV Exec Takes Sexual Harassment to New Lows

TV Exec Takes Sexual Harassment to New Lows

As trial lawyers, we have seen it all. At least I thought so until this case. If ever there was a “worst boss” contest, billionaire Alkiviades “Alki” David would probably be the winner. If half of what a former employee says is true, David takes sexual harassment to a new...

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...