Sexual Harassment Law Blog



Safie Specialty Foods Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit for $125,000

Safie Specialty Foods Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit for $125,000

Safie Specialty Foods Company, Inc. agreed in January to settle a federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) lawsuit for sexual harassment and retaliation filed by two female workers, one of whom was a temporary employee.
When workers complained about the sexual...


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 complaint...

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...

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...