Sexual Harassment in the Media – Attorney Broderick

Employment lawyer Broderick discusses sexual harassment cases in the media.

The Negative Effects of Sexual Harassment – Attorney Broderick

Attorney Broderick at the Broderick Saleen Law Firm talks about the negative mental and physical effects of sexual harassment on the victim.

Eradication of Sexual Harassment – Lawyer Timothy Broderick

Attorney Timothy Broderick discusses Broderick Saleen Law Firm’s mission of eradicating sexual harassment in the workplace.

Employment Attorney Lists 11 Common Mistakes of Sexual Harassment Victims – Attorney Timothy Broderick

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Tim Broderick talks about the 11 common mistakes that sexual harassment victims often make.

A Victim’s Guide to Sexual Harassment for California – Attorney Timothy Broderick

Attorney Timothy Broderick discusses the book he wrote with law partner Katrina Saleen, A Victim’s Guide to Sexual Harassment for California.

Advice for Sexual Harassment Victims | Lawyer Timothy B. Broderick

Attorney Timothy Broderick shares advice for victims of sexual harassment.

When is it Sexual Harassment? | Lawyer Timothy Broderick

Lawyer Timothy Broderick discusses what workplace sexual harassment is.

Retaliation for Filing a Sexual Harassment Claim | Lawyer Timothy Broderick

Lawyer Timothy Broderick discusses retaliation in the workplace for reporting sexual harassment or filing a sexual harassment claim.

Sexual Harassment – Taking the First Steps | Lawyer Timothy Broderick

Lawyer Timothy Broderick talks about the options and the first steps in responding to sexual harassment in the workplace.

Overview of Sexual Harassment-Related Claims – Lawyer Timothy Broderick

Lawyer Timothy Broderick talks about various sexual harassment related claims.  

Are Counselors Bound to Report Sexual Harassment Incidents on Campus under Title IX?

By Timothy Broderick, Lawyer at Broderick Saleen Law Firm Confidential communications with bona fide psychological counselors are protected under the university policy as well as under the ethical rules of confidentiality for psychologists.

Confidentiality for a Potential Title IX Claim is Not Guaranteed

By Timothy Broderick, Attorney at Broderick Saleen Law Firm If a victim of sexual harassment at a university such as Stanford requests confidentiality in making a report of sexual harassment, the university will give “serious consideration” to the request.

Rumors Can Be Both Sexual Harassment and Defamation

Sexual rumors about an employee in the workplace can support causes of action for both sexual harassment and defamation. Defamation requires a false statement that damages the reputation of the subject person. Sexual harassment in the workplace can include the spreading of false rumors about the sexual activity of an employee. In order to qualify  Read More …

When is “consent” not consent?

In sexual harassment cases, the accuser must prove that the alleged harasser made “unwanted” sexual advances or engaged in other unwanted verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature”. (These words come from the California jury instructions, CACI; see for example CACI Instruction 2520 Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment.) In the sexual harassment jury instructions,  Read More …

The Reach and Relevance of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Recently, in an interview with People magazine, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) spoke candidly on the topic of sexual harassment amongst members of Congress, confirming that workplace harassment occurs even in the halls where our federal laws are drafted. Though she refrained from identifying members by name, Gillibrand reported that one male Southern representative told her,  Read More …

Sexual Harassment and Bullying in the Contra Costa County School District Under Investigation by OCR

In early November, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released an investigation on the West Contra Costa School District that found that the district is home to a pervasive environment of sexual harassment and assault and that the district failed to adequately address such issues, in violation of Title IX of the  Read More …

What is Sexual Harassment According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission?

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably  Read More …

Proving Implicit Conditions For Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment: Victim Must Only Show that Condition Was Reasonably Inferred

In order to establish a case of quid pro quo sexual harassment, an employee must show that the harasser explicitly or implicitly conditioned a job, a job benefit, or the absence of a job detriment, upon the employee’s acceptance of sexual conduct.” Heyne v. Caruso, 69 F.3d 1475, 1478 (9th Cir.1995). In quid pro quo  Read More …

Sexual Harassment Victim Prevails on Gender Violence Cause of Action Under the Ralph Act

In the case of Ventura v. ABM Industries Incorporated (2013) 212 Cal.App.4th 258, the California Court of Appeal held that hate is not a necessary element to prove in determining whether one has violated Civil Code § 51.7, which prohibits threats or violence because of an individual’s gender. The plaintiff in the case, Ms. Ventura,  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 …

Sexual Harassment-Related Claims

Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment: When an employer or supervisor makes submission to unwelcome sexual advances a condition for favorable employment terms or to avoid adverse employment actions. Hostile Work Environment: In order to be actionable in court, sexual harassment of the hostile work environment type must be sufficiently severe or sufficiently pervasive. Sufficiently severe  Read More …

11 Mistakes Made By Sexual Harassment Victims page2

Mistake #6: Lawyer Katrina Saleen discusses the sixth common mistake of sexual harassment victims, not knowing what constitutes actionable sexual harassment. Mistake #7: Lawyer Katrina Saleen discusses the seventh common mistake of sexual harassment victims, not realizing that you are protected from retaliation. Mistake #8: Lawyer Katrina Saleen discusses the eighth common mistake of sexual  Read More …

11 Mistakes Made By Sexual Harassment Victims

Mistake #1: Lawyer Timothy Broderick discusses the first common mistake of sexual harassment victims, not telling the sexual harasser to stop their harassing behavior. Mistake #2: Lawyer Timothy Broderick discusses the second common mistake of sexual harassment victims, not documenting the harassment. When the employer or employer’s attorney investigate a sexual harassment case, one of  Read More …

Founder of Bikram Yoga Threatens Bankruptcy In Face of Sexual Harassment Verdict Totaling Over $7 Million

By: Timothy Broderick and Katrina Saleen Bikram Chaudhury, founder of Bikram Yoga, was ordered to pay $924,500 in compensatory damages for sexually harassing and retaliating against the attorney working for his company, and another $6.47 million in punitive damages. The plaintiff, Minakshi Jafa-Bodden, alleged that Chaudhury sexually harassed her when she worked for him and that  Read More …

Congress and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

In a recent interview with People magazine, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand shed light on the issue of sexual harassment amongst members of Congress, confirming that workplace harassment occurs even in the buildings in which our federal laws are made. While refraining from identifying members by name, Gillibrand reported that one Southern lawmaker told her, “You know,  Read More …

Emotional Distress Claims in Sexual Harassment Cases

Victims of sexual harassment often add a claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress to their complaints. To support a claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress, a plaintiff must prove that the defendant’s conduct was so outrageous that it exceeded all bounds that are usually tolerated in a civilized community.  Severe emotional distress means  Read More …