Sexual Harassment Law Blog



SpaceX Intern Sues Claiming Sexual Harassment Report Retaliation

SpaceX Intern Sues Claiming Sexual Harassment Report Retaliation

During the summers of 2015, 2016, and 2017, Julia Crowley Farenga worked as an intern at SpaceX, Elon Musk’s rocket company. During this time, she was also a student at Purdue University. According to a lawsuit filed on August 21 in Los Angeles Superior Court, she worked under the same...

Dartmouth College Reaches $14 Million Sexual Harassment Settlement

Dartmouth College Reaches $14 Million Sexual Harassment Settlement

This month, Dartmouth College announced it had reached a settlement with nine women who had sued the college the previous fall for sexual misconduct by three former sciences professors. President Phil Hanlon announced the $14 million settlement in an email statement. The plaintiffs, who had...


Nearly 25 Percent of VA Employees Subjected to Sexual Harassment

Nearly 25 Percent of VA Employees Subjected to Sexual Harassment

Just under one-quarter of VA employees have experienced sexual harassment while on the job between 2014 and 2016. One-third of all VA employees saw evidence of sexual harassment. On average, 14 percent of federal employees in other agencies reported sexual harassment during that time period....

15 Female Former Redskins Employees Allege Sexual Harassment

15 Female Former Redskins Employees Allege Sexual Harassment

Things have not been going well for the Washington Redskins these days. Long under pressure to change a name that many find offensive, team owner Daniel Snyder finally acquiesced. Now, 15 former female employees are alleging widespread sexual harassment and verbal abuse. Top executives did not just...

Rochester Univ Pays $9.4 Million in Sex Harass Case

Rochester Univ Pays $9.4 Million in Sex Harass Case

The University of Rochester is paying 9 former students and professors $9.4 million to settle claims of sexual harassment in the school’s brain and cognitive sciences department. The settlement resolves a lawsuit filed in 2017. That year students and faculty claimed misconduct by Professor...


Florida McDonalds Employees Sue for Sexual Harassment

Florida McDonalds Employees Sue for Sexual Harassment

We have written many times about sexual harassment under the golden arches. Tens of thousands of Americans had their first job at McDonalds. Flipping burgers for low pay and working weekends and after school. Some workers make it their career while seniors often turn to McDonalds for a part time...

Harvey Weinstein Handed Virtual Life Sentence

Harvey Weinstein Handed Virtual Life Sentence

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein received a sentence of 23 years in prison on March 11 for sexually assaulting two women in New York. At age 67, that is tantamount to a virtual life sentence for Weinstein, who will be 90 if he serves the full term.
He is still facing additional sexual...