Monthly Archives: February 2013

Bar Agrees to Pay $100,000 to Settle Sexual Harassment Case

Lewd behavior is not uncommon in bars. But lewd behavior by management to its employees – that is illegal, and allegations of such behavior is going to cost a Chicago bar $100,000. This is the amount agreed upon to settle a sexual harassment case brought about by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Male on Male Sexual Harassment Suit Results in $600,000 Settlement

Females are often thought to be the victims of sexual harassment. But this isn’t always the case. In fact, a famous steakhouse in New York recently reached a $600,000 settlement in a male-on-male sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit.

Burger King’s Largest Franchisee Agrees to $2.5 Million Settlement in Sexual Harassment Case

Carrols Corporation, the largest franchisee of Burger King Restaurants has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle 89 sexual harassment claims. According to The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agreement ends one of the most extensive lawsuits in the commission’s history.

Riverside County Pays $490,000 to Settle Sexual Harassment Suit

Riverside County has agreed to pay nearly half a million dollars in order to settle a sexual harassment suit brought against them in 2011 by Pamela Luna. Luna is a former interim administrator of health and community programs for First 5 Riverside. First 5 Riverside funds programs that aid in the development of young children up to the age of 5. She worked at First 5 Riverside from May 2010 to August 2011, and alleged that during the course of her employment there, Dr. Eric Frykman made inappropriate comments and had inappropriate behavior toward her.

Teens are Target When it Comes to Workplace Sexual Harassment

Mendota Restaurants – the parent company of an Illinois-based Kentucky Fried Chicken and Taco Bell has agreed to pay $150,000 in order to keep the sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit against them from going to court. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged that a store manager harassed his female employees for more than a [...]

Sex Harassment Case: Woman Fired for Threatening Her Boss’ Marriage

Melissa Nelson had worked for James Knight for 10 years before Mr. Knight’s wife complained about his sexual infatuation with his employee. Not until about nine years into her ten year tenure did Mr. Knight start telling Mrs. Nelson that her clothes were “distracting;” so distracting in fact, that he even at times asked the dental assistant to cover up her lab coat. According to court records, Knight told Nelson that “if she saw his pants bulging, she would know her clothing was too revealing.”

Jury Awards More than $800,000 in Sexual Harassment Case

Maria Bojorquez locked herself in her room, ashamed of the fact that she was being sexually harassed in the workplace. Until finally, she said enough is enough, and she filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against her former employer, ABM Industries. ABM Industries – which is the nation’s largest janitorial services company – has paid more than $6 million to plaintiffs in sexual harassment, and similar claims. Maria Bojorquez was recently added to those awarded damages caused by the company and/or its employees. In this case, the jury awarded $812,000.

Jury Awards Employee $8.5 Million In Sex Harassment Case

Justice was recently served to a Price is Right Model – and that justice came in the form of an $8.5 million dollar judgment. Not often someone wins that kind of money, not even on the Price Is Right. But this was no game show — and as jurors demonstrated, sex harassment of any nature, [...]