A jury awarded $1.2 million to Julie Fagundes, a former saleswoman for CenCal Beverage Company in Ceres. According to her lawsuit, Fagundes was sexually harassed in the workplace and despite complaining about the treatment, her supervisors did nothing to stop the unwelcome attention. Coworkers and supervisors called her names, groped her and subjected her to pornography.
Foothill Ranch-based Wet Seal Inc. has agreed to a $7.5 million settlement to end an employment discrimination case that claims the retailer denied promotions, denied pay increases or terminated managers from its stores based on the color of their skin. The lawsuit was filed last summer by three managers of Wet Seal stores in Pennsylvania.
The Los Angeles-area meatpacking company Clougherty Packing Co. has agreed to employ 700 of 2,000 women who were wrongfully denied employment simply because they are female as new jobs at the plant become available.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects employees from discrimination on the basis of certain characteristics. While gender, race, and religion protections are familiar to many readers, the statute also protects employees from discrimination related to national origin.
We've previously blogged about the sexual harassment claims made against former LAUSD Superintendent Ramon Cortines and the breakdown of what was thought to be a settlement of all related claims. A sexual harassment lawsuit was recently filed against Cortines, reviving the sexual harassment claims.
Inner City Education Foundation (ICEF) Charter Schools spent over a million dollars to resolve three sexual harassment lawsuits that targeted illegal behavior by Fernando Pullum, a former performing arts teacher and namesake of one of the schools. Pullum left the Charter Schools group last year and the school that formerly bore his name was rolled into another campus and renamed.
As discussed previously on this blog, former Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) employee Scot Graham had brought sexual harassment claims against former superintendent Ramon Cortines. LAUSD held a press conference on May 23 announcing details of a settlement it believed the school district had reached with Graham. LAUSD noted during the press conference that Cortines had admitted to a sexual encounter with Graham but that Cortines believed that it had been consensual.
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) announced that it had reached a settlement with former employee Scot Graham regarding sexual harassment charges he had brought against retired Superintendent Ramon Cortines. Graham alleged that he had been harassed at a ranch owned by Cortines in 2010; Cortines maintained that the two had an encounter, but that it was consensual.
As the campaign for a Republican presidential candidate heats up, one candidate has become the subject of sexual harassment allegations. Presidential candidate Herman Cain has been accused of engaging in sexual harassment by at least three different women, according to the Christian Science Monitor.