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, [...]

Chilean Doctoral Student Claims Sexual Harassment

A doctoral student from Chile who was pursuing a Ph.D. in biology at Columbia University in Manhattan claims that he was sexually harassed by a supervisor and then fired from his job at the university’s medical center after he complained about it to others.

Fry’s Electronics Pays $2 Million In Sexual Harassment Case

Fry’s Electronics, the San Jose-based retail electronics giant, recently settled a sexual harassment lawsuit in which it was accused of retaliating against a supervisor who reported possible instances of sexual harassment at a Washington store. Ka Lam was a supervisor at a Fry’s store in Renton, Washington in 2007 when an employee complained of offensive, [...]

IHOP Owner Forced to Pay $65K in Harassment Case

Sexual harassment occurs in many workplaces throughout the United States.  Unfortunately, offensive, demeaning or abusive behavior is sometimes directed toward the most vulnerable members of a workforce, including the young.  Young women often feel the brunt of sexual harassment in situations where they feel powerless and unwilling to risk the loss of their job or [...]

Sexual Harassment At Sea

A recent suit filed against P&O Cruise Lines illuminates a dirty little secret about the cruise line industry; sexual harassment and sexual assault are real issues for passengers.

And one such passenger appears to be making quite a statement against harassment on the high seas by filing a $1 million lawsuit against P&O as a result of a recent incident.

Silicon Valley Venture Capital Firm Hit by Harassment Claim

Ellen Pao, an investment partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is suing the venture capital giant for sexual harassment, gender discrimination and retaliation, and the suit has Silicon Valley in a tizzy. In what has long been considered a male dominated culture, Pao’s suit is shining the light on the glass ceiling for women [...]

Report Reveals OC Officials Botched Bustamonte Investigation

As Carlos Bustamonte, the Santa Ana City Council member, awaits trial for sexual assault, false imprisonment, and battery of seven of his female subordinates, the County is now concerned about its potential civil liability for Bustamonte’s conduct; and with good reason, since its officials seriously botched their investigation. An internal audit of Orange County’s handling [...]

Prospect Airlines Settles Sexual Harassment Suit

It’s a flip on the old stereotype, but men can be sexually harassed by women, too. Prospect Airlines, a company providing wheelchair services for airports in 13 cities, now knows that when men report sexual harassment, the reports need to be taken seriously.  Settling the case, filed by the EEOC in 2005, just months before [...]