Sexual Harassment Law Blog


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...

Alleged Rapist Dies After Testicles Hacked

Alleged Rapist Dies After Testicles Hacked

Sexual Assault Victim Post This wasn’t the kind of headline you were expecting in a sexual harassment blog! We wrote it to get your attention (although the story is true).
We certainly don’t believe violence is a way of fixing serious problems such as sexual assault. When people...



Rape by Bartender - $20 Million Lawsuit Filed Against Restaurant

Rape by Bartender - $20 Million Lawsuit Filed Against Restaurant

Rape and sexual violence have no borders. They can occur anywhere. A Houston lawyer has stepped forward and accused a Brennan’s of Houston restaurant bartender of spiking her drink and then raping her in her own apartment. She is seeking $20 million in damages.
 
The case has...

Rape by Bartender - $20 Million Lawsuit Filed

Rape by Bartender - $20 Million Lawsuit Filed

Can I Sue a Bar or Restaurant if I was Raped by an Employee? Rape and sexual violence have no borders. They can occur anywhere. A Houston lawyer has stepped forward and accused a Brennan’s restaurant bartender of spiking her drink and then raping her in her own apartment. The case has...