Monthly Archives: July 2012

Dominos Can Be Held Liable For Franchisee’s Harassment Case

Because of a recent decision by California’s Second Appellate Division, Taylor Patterson, a 16 year-old victim of sexual harassment is now able to proceed against Domino’s Pizza, Inc. in court. Patterson was an employee of Sui Juris, LLC, a franchisee of Domino’s Pizza. In a complaint filed under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, she [...]

Don’t Touch Your Tenants: Landlord Ordered to Pay $855K

Cincinnati landlord Henry E. Bailey is learning the hard way that you cannot exact sexual favors from your tenants for reduced rent. Fourteen women came forward with complaints dating back to March of 1991, and alleged incidents of misconduct that continued up until January of 2011. Bailey admitted to entering apartments without permission or notice, [...]

Chicago Police Department Hit With Harassment Lawsuit

When you think of police officers you often think of individuals with pristine scruples, dedicated to protecting residents of whichever city they may reside in. However, what’s frightening is that even those individuals are often involved in less than desirable workplace behavior. There have been numerous recorded instances of sexual harassment among police officers, and [...]

New York Women Subjected To Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is a serious issue that should be handled with great care and urgency. Unfortunately, it’s an issue that occurs in schools, on the streets, and in the workplace. While the percentage of sexual harassment claims filed by men is increasing, the primary victims of sexual harassment are still women. In fact, 2011 saw [...]

Orange County Councilmember Accused of Sexual Harassment

Carlos Bustamonte is in hot water these days. Out of jail on $100,000 bail, he faces multiple charges of sexual assault that took place while he was on the job as an administrator for the Orange County Public Works Department. Currently he runs the risk of losing his position as a Santa Ana City Councilmember, [...]

Old Enough to Know: Teenager Files Sexual Harassment Suit

Rachel Martinez wants other teens to know that workplace sexual harassment should not be tolerated. The 17 year-old started working at a Jimmy John’s sandwich restaurant in 2009. After about a month, the general store manager started making comments. Martinez was subject to a barrage of sex-based remarks. But like any other employee, this teen [...]

Advice For Employers: Resolve Complaints; Never Silence Them

Adding insult to injury in the case of sexual harassment in the workplace can spell out liability for the employer.  In other words, never encourage a victim of sexual harassment at your company to quit. In the late 1990’s the US Supreme Court made clear that employers are responsible for the harassment actions of their [...]

Celebrity Chefs And Sexual Harassment: Recipe For A Lawsuit

Over the last decade we have seen an explosion of celebrity chefs on TV. Generally attributed to the rise of the Food Network, Emeril Lagasse, Rachel Ray, and Guy Fieris are now household names. And there are many, many others. The blending of big personalities and tantalizing food demystified by public preparation has proven to [...]