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...




Spotted Pig Owner Pays $240,000 in Sexual Harassment Claims Settlement

Spotted Pig Owner Pays $240,000 in Sexual Harassment Claims Settlement

When the owner of an establishment is the person engaging in sexual harassment, employee complaints are not going to get far, and they can expect retaliation. That was the case with Ken Friedman, owner of Manhattan’s Spotted Pig Restaurant, located in the West Village. 
In January,...

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...

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...

Harvey Weinstein Reaches $25 Million Deal with Accusers

Harvey Weinstein Reaches $25 Million Deal with Accusers

The name Harvey Weinstein, once synonymous with quality movie-making, is now more associated with the term “sexual predator.” More than 30 actresses and former employees will share in a tentative $25 million settlement between Weinstein and the board of his bankrupt film company, The...

Chipotle Settles Sexual Harassment Case for $95,000

Chipotle Settles Sexual Harassment Case for $95,000

While the majority of sexual harassment cases involve men intimidating women, the roles are sometimes reversed. That is the case with a recent settlement involving fast-casual restaurant chain Chipotle. A then-22-year old male manager at a San Jose outlet, Austin Melton, endured pervasive sexual...

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...