Former Employee of SoCal Law Firm Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

On Behalf of | Dec 30, 2010 | Sexual Harassment

A former employee of a California law firm filed a sexual harassment and wrongful termination lawsuit against her former employer this month in Los Angeles Superior Court. According to the Los Angeles Times, the former employee claims that women at the firm were subjected to a hostile work environment where men regularly made derogatory comments against women. The lawsuit alleges that sexual harassment was common in her workplace; men discussed sex, posted photos of naked women on the walls and peered through binoculars at women through office windows.

Her lawsuit alleges that this treatment was encouraged from the top, as she claims the founding partner paid admissions for employees to go to a bikini bar called Fantasy Island after their 2009 office Christmas party and paid for at least one employee to have a lap dance.

The lawsuit also alleges that the employee was wrongfully terminated after complaining about a partner’s performance. The female employee was employed by the Century City law firm for 14 months as an investigator. She was fired in December 2009, ostensibly soon after the allegedly wildly inappropriate office Christmas party. Her former employer, a firm that represents investors in securities class-action lawsuits, denies the allegations.

Source:

Lawsuit describes fraternity-like atmosphere at L.A. law firm (Los Angeles Times)

Archives

FindLaw Network

Our Office Locations

San Diego Employment Law Group Attorneys at Law
(619) 528-2530

2878 Camino Del Rio South
Suite 160
San Diego, CA 92108

Map and Directions

Del Mar Heights Office
(858) 481-4956

12707 High Bluff Drive
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92130

Map and Directions

Carlsbad Office
(760) 431-2010

701 Palomar Airport Road
Suite 300
Carlsbad, CA 92009

Map and Directions

The firm provides a free initial consultation with a highly experienced employment law attorney. Please phone to set up an appointment.