Although it may seem counter intuitive, it is not always obvious that sexual harassment is occurring. When sexual harassment in any form occurs it disrupts the workplace, is costly in terms of morale/productivity, and leaves emotional (or sometimes physical) scars that can ruin careers. Continue reading “Less Obvious Signs Of Sexual Harassment”
On January 1st, 2018, an initiative was made public that is committed to ending workplace sexual harassment for all women. Continue reading “Time’s Up – The Initiative to End All Workplace Sexual Harassment”
Ginger Pung began working for Regus Management Group in 1991, continuing to receive consistent positive reviews for her position as General Manager. Continue reading “PIP then RIF – A Workplace Sexual Harassment Case”
Leonardo DiCaprio’s “Wolf of Wall Street” depicts powerful men in high places living a life of sex and drugs. It seems a Humphrey’s County, Tennessee superintendent saw himself as one of DiCaprio’s men. Jimmy Long is now being sued by a bookkeeper for the school district, Teresa Smith.
Smith alleges in her suit that Long bragged about his open marriage and continually propositioned Smith for sex. The bookkeeper complained to county commissioners, as well as the Tennessee State Controller about the harassment. In her email complaint, Smith also accused the superintendent of misusing district funds for his own personal use, and allowed other, retired district officials to do the same.
The embezzlement of funds aside, the bulk of Smith’s complaints stemmed from Long’s overtly sexual behavior. Long grabbed Smith aggressively and in a sexually suggestive way. Often, he would make comments about Smith’s breasts and speak about sexual stimulation products he utilized.
Her complaints, Smith alleges, were continually ignored and eventually led to her termination. The suit seeks lost wages, lost benefits, lost future wages, compensatory and punitive damages.
In California, this falls under a classic case of hostile work environment sexual harassment. Long’s behavior toward Smith was pervasive and created a sexually charged working environment. Long was Smith’s superior, establishing liability on the part of the school district. She also reported the situation to over the superintendent’s house, but she was met with silence. If this situation sounds similar to you in California, don’t hesitate to give our Aegis attorneys a call.
A California judge says a case against “The Price Is Right” should go to trial. A former model for the game, Lanisha Cole, show is suing the show’s producers and production company for sexual harassment and wrongful constructive discharge. The trial judge has denied the defendants’ motion to dismiss and has scheduled a trial to begin May 21, 2013.
The plaintiff began appearing on the game show in 2003. She claims the alleged harassment started in December of 2009. At that time, she says one of the show’s producers stopped talking to her and began bestowing preferential treatment on another model with whom he was involved in a romantic relationship. Continue reading “The Price is Wrong”