Tech Company Settles Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Case for $2.8 Million

Erlich Law Firm recently obtained a $2.8 million settlement for a client in a sexual harassment and retaliation case against a large tech company. Our client, a former employee of the Silicon Valley firm, was wrongfully terminated in retaliation for trying to stop the harassing behavior.

The company’s chief financial officer had a pattern of using abusive language in the workplace, targeting female employees for harassment. A former worker said there was a “drawer full of complaints” about the CFO, indicating how bad the work environment was.

The harassment was a known problem at the company for several years before our client started her employment there. She worked for the employer for a little over a year before she was wrongfully fired for trying to stop the harassment. Despite the ongoing harassment, the company kept the CFO employed because he saved them money.

Erlich Law Firm, along with co-counsel, was able to recover substantial compensation for our client for the emotional distress she suffered because of the harassment and wrongful termination. The lawsuit took three years to resolve from start to finish.

Tech companies have been in the news a lot over the past few years for allegations of sexual harassment and workplaces that favor a so-called “bro culture.” When a worker is repeatedly subject to unwelcome sexual conduct, it is known as a hostile work environment. While harassing behavior can take many different forms, one common example is a pattern of inappropriate comments, as in this case.

All employees have the right to a workplace that is free from sexual harassment. The law protects both workers who have been harassed and employees who report the harassment to their employer. Firing a worker for complaining about sexual harassment is against the law.

If you have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace or suffered retaliation for speaking up about it, reach out to an experienced employment attorney at Erlich Law Firm. We will listen to what happened and advise you of your next steps. Contact us today for a free initial case evaluation.

Read more

wage theft lawyer

Oakland Restaurant Settles Wage Theft Lawsuit With Former Workers

Certain types of workplaces are more prone to wage theft, and the restaurant industry is one of them. Not being paid minimum wage, being forced to work without any breaks and not…

READ ARTICLE
workplace sexual harassment lawyer

Six Women Sue Tesla For Sexual Harassment at Fremont Factory

Six current and former female employees filed separate lawsuits accusing Tesla of enabling a workplace culture of “rampant” sexual harassment at its factory in Fremont, California. The company allegedly created a work…

READ ARTICLE
wage theft lawyer

Bay Area Burger King Franchisee cited $1.9 Million For Wage Theft

Fast food restaurants are notorious for their aggressive cost-cutting measures to boost profits, which often result in workers not being paid the full wages they are owed. It is important to hold…

READ ARTICLE
wrongful termination lawyer

Former Walmart Pharmacist Gets 27 Million Dollars in Retaliation Lawsuit

A former Walmart pharmacist was awarded $27.5 million in damages after the District Court of Central California found the company wrongfully terminated her in retaliation for complaining about noncompliance issues. She and…

READ ARTICLE
SEEN ON
cnnmoney
marin-ij
dailypost
news10