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 …

Hughes v. Pair Presents Potential Quid Pro Quo Loophole

The California Supreme Court in Hughes v. Pair (July 2009) ruled that sexual requests to a plaintiff, without consequential adverse action in response to a plaintiff’s refusal to comply with sexual favors, does not constitute quid pro quo sexual harassment. After the plaintiff’s trustees had voted to give her money for just one month for  Read More …