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...

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

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...


25 New Lawsuits Against McDonald’s Regarding Sexual Harassment

25 New Lawsuits Against McDonald’s Regarding Sexual Harassment

Since 2016, McDonald’s has faced more than 50 lawsuits regarding sexual harassment in the workplace and/or condoning retaliation against employees reporting such behavior. In May 2019, the number of lawsuits jumped by 50 percent, stated the ACLU & Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund and...

Sexual Harassment in the Legal Field

Sexual Harassment in the Legal Field

While those in the legal field should prove fully cognizant of possible repercussions due to sexual harassment claims, that doesn’t mean such behavior is less prevalent than in other industries. A recent survey of approximately 7,000 lawyers and those working in the legal field by the...