A recent study done at the Centre for Work and Life at the University of South Australia stated that when it comes to sexual harassment lawsuits, the person who has filed the lawsuit is more likely to leave the company before the alleged offender does.
The study found that 60 percent of lawsuit complainant’s will resign or quit their job compared to 10 percent of the accused perpetrators.
This may be because the person who files the lawsuit usually ends up facing most of the negative backlash. This fear of negative backlash is also why some formal complaints are never filed.
Sexual harassment is a serious and personal issue that occurs across the country. If this has happened to you or a loved one, contact the Austin sexual harassment lawyers of The Melton Law Firm today by calling 512-330-0017.
An employee at the fast food chain, Sonic, has filed a gender and racial discrimination lawsuit against employers after co-workers allegedly made racial slurs as well as sexually inappropriate comments.
According to the lawsuit that was filed on March 30, the black female filed the lawsuit stating that co-workers showed her inappropriate pictures and made ‘physical sexual simulations’ toward her.
The woman claimed that she made repeated complaints about the issue and management did not do anything to address the concerns. The lawsuit then states that the woman filed a complaint with the general manager and said that she would file a lawsuit with the Equal Employment Opportunity Council. She was then fired a short time later.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of retaliation for standing up against discrimination at your workplace, contact the Austin sexual harassment lawyers by calling 512-330-0017.
A former McDonald’s employee filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the store manager alleging that he inappropriately touched her and “belittled” her.
The woman, who was pregnant at the time of the incident, began to work at McDonald’s in 2006 and she became pregnant in 2010. After an incident in October 2010, the woman left work for the day and did not return.
The woman is alleging that her employers violated the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. This act prohibits sexual harassment while pregnant and the woman claims that she was discharged because a pregnant employee could not work in those conditions. She is seeking compensation for damages and punitive damages as well as back and front pay.
If you or a loved one has been treated unfairly at work, you need representation on your side at this time. Contact the Austin sexual harassment lawyers of The Melton Law Firm today by calling 512-330-0017.
A girl from Brooklyn, who was working as a hairdresser at a Soho hair salon, has now filed a $16 million sexual harassment lawsuit against the salon.
The salon is located on Broom St. and specializes in curly hair. It is a very swanky place where a hair cut has been know to cost around $300.
The suit stated that the men flirted with her and smacked her bottom. She claims that this was the reason that this created a hostile work environment which caused her to lose promotions and eventually her job.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual harassment at your workplace, contact the Austin sexual harassment lawyers of The Melton Law Firm by calling 512-330-0017 today.
Dairy Queen franchise in Huntington, Texas has been sued after alleged civil rights violations.
According to the lawsuit, a 17-year-old former employee claimed that her rights were violated when she was sexually harassed by a fellow employee. The suit also states that the teen was the victim of a hostile work environment after she was retaliated against after reporting claims of sexual assault.
The teen was told that the coworker that was retaliating against her would be fired in 30 days, but she never was. Instead, the teen was scheduled less and less until she was terminated for allegedly not showing up for work. She is seeking damages for lost wages and mental anguish.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual harassment at work, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Austin sexual harassment lawyers by calling 512-330-0017 today in order to discuss all of your legal options.
An associate athletics director for the University of Texas football program, Cleve Bryant, was fired in March for making sexual advances toward a female administrative assistant for almost two years.
An investigation into Bryant’s behavior found that the man did sexually harass the woman and officials believe that it was likely to be verbal and physical. Bryant was a large asset to the team and handled many daily activities.
The 24-year-old woman filed the report against the man and described multiple situations where she was harassed by the Bryant. The woman was a Texas grad in 2008 and hired as an administrative assistant to the football team where here daily tasks were supervised by Bryant.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, contact the Austin sexual harassment lawyers of The Melton Law Firm by calling 512-330-0017.
A woman has filed a lawsuit that claimed that she faced sexual harassment at the University of Texas Health Science Center of Houston and was then was fired after reporting it.
The lawsuit was filed in the beginning of August against an employee at the University of Texas Health Science Center of Houston. The suit states that the woman faced sexual harassment, emotional distress and was retaliated against.
The woman worked for the CA Services Group janitorial staff and was assigned the health science center. The woman complained to her manager that the man was touching her inappropriate and giving unwanted sexual advances.
After the woman complained to the manager, her hours were cut and she assigned to unfavorable tasks. After telling a UT Health employee she was fired and escorted out by campus police.
If you or a loved one has been treated unfairly after reported sexual harassment, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Austin sexual harassment lawyers of The Melton Law Firm by calling 512-330-0017 today.
A man is going to jail after stalking a former co-worker for nearly four years.
The jury charged the man with third-degree stalking and sentenced him to four years in prison. The issue began in 2005 when the man approached a co-worker and told her “If you play your cards right, I’ll let you take me to lunch.”
The woman never dated the man, but he continued to ask her places and pursue her while at work until he was fired for sexual harassment in October of that year. That month, the man sent the woman a 6-page letter and a bouquet of flowers at work. Then, a family member of the man contacted the woman to warn her so she then went to the police.
She then got a restraining order in May 2006, but he continued to call and email her. He continued to talk to her and threaten her, she then moved from Louisiana to Houston. He then started making visits to her house and was told that he was not wanted there.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual assault at work, contact the Austin sexual harassment lawyers of The Melton Law Firm by calling 512-330-0017 today.
A sexual harassment lawsuit that was filed against a Texas judge has now settled for $375,000.
According to news sources, the man used profanity and made multiple sexual comments that made employees feel uncomfortable. The lawsuit states that the man made comments referring to his genitalia and also told one woman that she needed to get out of his way because “he couldn’t even see around her butt.”
A former court secretary and a former court reporter were awarded in the settlement. The judge resigned in June, but fills in there sometimes as a visiting judge.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, contact the Austin sexual harassment lawyer of The Melton Law Firm, by calling 512-330-0017 today.