$1.5M Sexual Harassment Win For Contract Phlebotomist

Aegis-Sexual-Harassment-AttorneysA Vista Superior Court jury awarded Kimberli Hirst $1.5 million for a pattern of ongoing sexual harassment an officer of the Oceanside Police Department. Kimberli was a contract phlebotomist who took blood samples from those accused of driving under the influence. She was employed by American Forensic Nurses.

The officer accused of the sexual harassment admitted to making inappropriate and suggestive comments, however he claimed that she invited the attention. The Oceanside Police Department and the City of Oceanside claim that the contract employee never complained of the harassment and they only learned of the offensive behavior when a security guard who overheard conversations between the contract employee and the male officer. Continue reading “$1.5M Sexual Harassment Win For Contract Phlebotomist”

Hooters and Disability Discrimination

HOO Likes Some Discrimination?

Sandra Lupo had been a waitress at Hooters since 2005.  She’s 27 years old.  Recently, she had to undergo brain surgery to remove a cranial mass.  When she was cleared to return to work last July she met with her manager.  Her manager said she had to wear a wig now during her shifts.  Hooters requires female employees to “acknowledge and affirm” the following: Continue reading “Hooters and Disability Discrimination”

Abercrombie & Fitch Under Fire Again For…

The well-known clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch is in hot water again for religious discrimination. According to a complaint filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Abercrombie failed to hire female applicant Halla Banafa because she wore a hijab – an Islamic religious head scarf – to the job interview at the store in Milipitas, California. Abercrombie claimed its decision not to hire Banafa was because she was not available to work during the week, but the evidence showed weekend workers were in demand rather than weekday workers. Continue reading “Abercrombie & Fitch Under Fire Again For…”