Former San Diego Mayor Sued Again For Sexual Harassment

According to the Los Angeles Times, another sexual harassment lawsuit was filed this month against former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.  Plaintiff Marilyn McGaughy alleges in the lawsuit that Filner kissed, massaged and groped her and made repeated sexual advances and sexual comments. Ms. McGaughy alleges Filner committed sexual harassment, sexual battery, and gender violence  Read More …

Women’s Organization Accused of Same-Sex Harassment

According to the New York Times, four women in New York are suing the National Association of Professional Women and three of its executives, alleging that the manager of the pro-women’s organization sexually harassed them by regularly “pinching and grabbing their buttocks and calling them vulgar names.” In addition, the women claim that their paychecks  Read More …

Pervasive Cases in Point

To establish a claim of hostile work environment sexual harassment, an employee must prove that the sexual harassment was either sufficiently severe or sufficiently pervasive. It can be difficult to point out what the courts will and will not consider as sufficiently pervasive sexual harassment. The courts have indicated that a sufficiently pervasive sexual harassment  Read More …

What is Sufficiently Severe Sexual Harassment for a Hostile Work Environment Claim?

In order for a hostile work environment lawsuit to be viable, the sexual harassment must be sufficiently severe or pervasive to alter the victim’s employment and create an abusive and hostile work environment. There is no bright line rule for what conduct is sufficiently severe or pervasive sexual harassment to constitute a hostile work environment.  Read More …

What is Sufficiently Pervasive Sexual Harassment for a Hostile Work Environment Claim?

A successful hostile work environment sexual harassment claim must show that the harassment is sufficiently severe of pervasive to alter the victim’s environment into one what is hostile and abusive. The hostile work environment sexual harassment may be either severe or pervasive or both. With respect to the pervasiveness of sexual harassment, courts have held  Read More …

Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment

“Hostile work environment” sexual harassment occurs when an employee is subject to unwelcome advances, sexual innuendos, or offensive gender-related language that is sufficiently severe or pervasive from the perspective of a reasonable person of the same gender as the offended employee. Hostile work environment harassment requires, under the law, a link between the hostility by  Read More …

Proving Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

To prove a case of hostile work environment sexual harassment, a sexual harassment victim must prove that: 1. He or she was subject to unwelcome sexual harassment; 2. The harassment was based on his or her sex; 3. The harassment was sufficiently severe or pervasive so as to alter the conditions of employment and create  Read More …