Category Archives: Sexual Harassment

Red Lobster to pay $160,000 to settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Red Lobster Restaurants LLC has agreed to pay $160,000 and provide a significant amount of equitable relief to resolve a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The lawsuit was filed on behalf of three employees of Red Lobster who claimed that they were sexually harassed by the culinary manager… Read more »

Pentagon: 20,300 Service Members were Sexually Assaulted or Harassed in 2014

The Pentagon recently reported that there were an estimated 20,300 instances of unwelcome sexual conduct among 1.3 million active service members in 2014. Among these instances, 65% occurred on a military base or ship; 54% of the time, the assailant outranked the victim. Men can be Victims of Sexual Harassment too A common misconception is… Read more »

NJ Police Officers sue for Sexual Harassment

Twin Police Officers link to Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Suit New Jersey – Twin police officers, Angel and Luis Santiago, were named in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed in Cumberland County on behalf of five female officers who alleged they were subjected to “a plethora of sexual harassment” on the basis of gender. The sexual… Read more »

New York City Makes Caregivers a Protected Class

On January 5, 2016, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law legislation prohibiting employment discrimination based on an individual’s actual or perceived status as a caregiver. A “caregiver” is defined as “a person who provides direct and ongoing care for a minor child or care recipient.” A “care recipient” is a person… Read more »

FORMER EMPLOYEES SUE ZALES FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Two former employees filed a lawsuit against Zales, the jewelry retailer, claiming that they were sexually harassed by their supervisor. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiffs’ supervisor subjected them to sexual harassment and a hostile work environment by physically touching them, staring at their bodies, and making inappropriate comments (of a sexual nature). The plaintiffs… Read more »

SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE KITCHEN

A recent New York court filing in Manhattan Supreme Court alleges that a female cook was sexually harassed and groped by the head chef at David Bouley’s restaurant in Tribeca (“Bouley Restaurant”). The female chef, Genevieve Germain, 27, accuses Head Chef Daniel Chavez of blowing kisses at her, ogling her breasts and brushing up against… Read more »

WHO IS MY SUPERVISOR?

According to a recent New Jersey Appellate Court decision, an employer’s policies against sexual harassment are ineffective if employees are unaware of them. On August 3rd, the New Jersey Appellate Division reinstated the hostile work environment portion of a quid pro quo, disparate treatment, and hostile work environment lawsuit filed by a former Mott’s factory… Read more »

ARE TEMPORARY WORKERS PROTECTED UNDER TITLE VII OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT?

A federal appeals court recently upheld a jury verdict to award 1.5 million in a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit against New Breed Logistics, a logistics services provider. The EEOC filed the lawsuit on the behalf of three female temporary workers who experienced sexual harassment and retaliation at the… Read more »

CAN INAPPROPRIATE COMMENTS ALONE BE SUFFICIENT FOR A SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWSUIT?

Can inappropriate comments alone be sufficient for a sexual harassment lawsuit? Recently, a young female employee of the Central Park Boathouse restaurant sued her married manager for sexual harassment, claiming that he repeatedly made inappropriate comments to her. According to the suit, the man “instantly” began making sexually charged comments to the employee when she… Read more »

HISTORIC EEOC LAWSUIT CLAIMING SEX DISCRIMINATION AGAINST TRANSGENDER EMPLOYEE IS SETTLED

In 2014, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed its first two lawsuits that claimed that transgender discrimination was prohibited under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The Commission asserted that because transgender discrimination was a form of sex stereotyping, it was covered under Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination. Recently, one… Read more »

CON EDISON AGREES TO PAY $3.8 MILLION TO PLAINTIFFS IN SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWSUIT

Con Edison recently agreed to pay $3.8 million to up to 300 female workers to settle a sexual harassment and gender discrimination lawsuit. The suit, which was filed on the behalf of the workers by the EEOC, claimed that the women were regularly subjected to sexual harassment, and faced unequal treatment such as lower wages… Read more »

INVESTIGATION FINDS THAT RADIO STATION FAILED TO ADDRESS ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Last year, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) fired popular radio host Jian Ghomeshi after a newspaper published a story about him that featured allegations that he had harassed and assaulted a number of women. Some women claimed that he had choked or punched them; others accused him of sexual harassment. The CBC stated that Ghomeshi… Read more »

FORMER FIREFIGHTER RECEIVES $50,000 IN SEXUAL HARASSMENT SETTLEMENT

A former firefighter has received $50,000 to settle her sexual harassment lawsuit against a New Jersey fire department. The plaintiff, Courtney Jackson, worked as a volunteer at the station for over a year. During her time there, she was regularly subjected to inappropriate language from the department’s then-Assistant Chief. He allegedly made lewd comments about… Read more »

WHAT IF YOUR EX BEGINS HARASSING YOU AT THE WORKPLACE

Most of the time, unwanted advances from a coworker or supervisor can easily be classified as sexual harassment. But what happens if your harasser is also your ex, who works for the same company? Some victims of harassment may wonder whether they can prove that they are being harassed by somebody they previously had a… Read more »

SEXUAL HARASSMENT SUIT FILED AGAINST PROMINENT LAW FIR

A former associate at a New Jersey law firm has filed a lawsuit, claiming that she faced gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation at the firm. The suit claims that the firm required female associates to sign a confidentiality and release agreement before they could socialize with male employees outside of work. It also claims… Read more »