A former employee at the restaurant owned by celebrity chef Paula Deen and her brother has filed suit, alleging sexual harassment and a hostile work environment. The Savannah restaurant is co-owned by Deen and her brother, and the plaintiff named both Deen and the brother in the employment law suit.
A small, family-owned company recently settled a sexual harassment suit with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of a female employee who suffered alleged harassment. Hobson Air Conditioning employed only one female employee at a particular facility at the time of the alleged sexual harassment.
An administrator from New York University claims that the university retaliated against her by eliminating her position following her allegation of sexual harassment by the former dean of the Schack Real Estate Institute. The woman alleges that at a dinner with the dean, he forced her to touch his crotch while they were discussing a possible promotion.
A former participant on the 2009 segment of "The Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Ruins" has filed an employment lawsuit against MTV, the production company Bunim-Murray Productions and two cast members on the show. The 14 claims filed in the suit include sexual harassment, discrimination, assault, battery, negligence and wrongful termination.
The former director of the Warrior Girls, the cheer squad for the Golden State Warriors, has filed suit against the team for acts that "condoned, encouraged and/or ratified several other instances of sexual harassment," according to the complaint. This isn't the first instances of trouble for the California basketball team - others involved in the Warrior Girls have left the squad or settled with the team in recent years.
In filing a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), or a state employment agency, most rules have filing guidelines and deadlines. The rules help employers understand their obligations and help employees understand how to file a sexual harassment or discrimination claim with the EEOC.
Another place, in addition to the workplace, that is supposed to be safe from harassment is a school. A new study, however, sheds light on the fact that sexual harassment is pervasive in schools throughout the country.
According to a recent Washington Post and ABC News poll, one in four women say that they have been sexually harassed in the workplace. Two in three Americans say that sexual harassment is a problem in the U.S. The realization that sexual harassment is a problem is an important step for employees and employers to raise awareness of the harm caused by sexual harassment.