How a Sexual Assault Lawyer Can Help With Abuse of an Organization Member

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Around 50% of women and 30% of men have experienced sexual violence. Unfortunately, around 80% of the time, they know their perpetrator. All too often, that’s someone in a position of power in some organization the survivor is affiliated with. This could be abuse by a coach, church personnel, or even a teacher. In cases […]

Navegando los Casos de Agresión Sexual Más Allá del Lugar de Trabajo

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Los casos de agresión sexual fuera del lugar de trabajo pueden tener efectos profundos y duraderos en las víctimas. Cuando el perpetrador está afiliado a una organización como una iglesia, un consultorio médico o una entidad similar, es importante que las víctimas comprendan sus derechos y las vías para responsabilizar a estas instituciones. Esta publicación […]

Navigating Sexual Assault Cases Beyond the Workplace

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Instances of sexual assault outside the workplace can have profound and lasting effects on victims. When the perpetrator is affiliated with an organization such as a church, doctor’s office, or similar entity, it’s important for victims to understand their rights and avenues for holding these institutions accountable. This blog post explores the legal steps victims […]

¿Qué Debo Hacer Si Me Acosan en el Trabajo?

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Entre 2018 y 2021, la Comisión de Igualdad de Oportunidades en el Empleo (EEOC) de EE. UU. informó casi 100.000 cargos de acoso laboral. Si bien el acoso sexual representó casi un tercio de esas reclamaciones, existen muchos otros tipos de discriminación y acoso verbal, físico o en línea que pueden ocurrir en el trabajo. […]

What Should I Do if I Am Being Harassed at Work?

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Between 2018 and 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reported nearly 100,000 charges of workplace harassment. While sexual harassment comprised nearly one-third of those claims, there are many other types of discrimination and verbal, physical, or online harassment that can occur at work. If you believe you’re being harassed at work, there are […]

MLG Wins Sexual Harassment Verdict Against Famous Dave’s

MLG Wins Sexual Harassment Verdict Against Famous Dave's

Matern Law Group: $445,000 Sexual Harassment Verdict Against Owners of Famous Dave’s Restaurants December 8, 2021 A Los Angeles County jury awarded an ex Famous Dave’s employee $345,000 in compensatory damages and $100,000 in punitive damages on Tuesday. During a two-week long trial, Ana Villaseñor, a former hostess, and her coworkers testified about a work […]

Sexual Harassment in the Remote Workplace

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The shift to remote operations over the past year and a half has reshaped work. Remote work has a great many advantages—most importantly, keeping workers and their families safe from the threat of COVID-19; but also increasing flexibility, productivity, and focus. As workers adapted to this new reality, however, problems found in the office continued […]

The Compelling Evidence of MeToo

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In Meeks v. AutoZone, the California Court of Appeal recently found me too evidence to have “unquestionable” probative value. If the #MeToo Movement has taught anything, it is that there is strength in numbers. Because sexual harassment cases often involve a great deal of “he said/she said” testimony, the introduction of “me too” evidence at […]

Sexual Harassment At Work

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The law defines sexual harassment as either unwelcome verbal, visual, non-verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature or conduct based on someone’s sex that is severe or pervasive and that affects working conditions or creates a hostile work environment.  At work, sexual harassment is a form of unlawful discrimination. It is important to understand […]

Changes in California’s Sexual Harassment Laws

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Changes in California’s Sexual Harassment Laws California has been on the forefront of protecting workers’ rights. As early as 1959, California enacted the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), in order to protect Californians from employment discrimination, among other issues. The FEHA has expanded over the years, protecting individuals in a number of “protected classes” […]