July 16, 2012

Female firefighter in Florida wins sexual harassment lawsuit

In Miami, a female firefighter named Marlenis Smart who claimed that she was sexually harassed for years has won a lawsuit for $700,000 against the city.  She claimed that her bosses and co-workers sexually harassed her and targeted her for personal attacks as well as death threats. Court papers reflect that the harassment began when she was hired in January 2005.  She claimed that on her first day on the job, she was introduced as […]
June 18, 2012

Terry Branstad, Iowa Governor, Slapped With $1 Million Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit

Commissioner Christopher Godfrey is demanding $1 million in compensation Iowa Governor Terry Branstad asked him to resign and later cut Godfrey’s salary after he refused. Godfrey is alleging defamation, harassment, sexual discrimination and extortion against the state based on his sexual orientation.  Godfrey claims he was treated differently than others because he is gay.  In a statement issued by a spokesperson for the Iowa governor, the governor believes he was was acting well within the […]
April 30, 2012

Family Dollar Stores settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit for $45,000

In Virginia, a Family Dollar store was singled out when the Store Manager groped and then propositioned a female employee for sex. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sued the store for sexual harassment and the store has agreed to pay $45,000 to settle the suit.
April 16, 2012

NYPD Commissioner's Son Accused of Rape

A Manhattan woman has accused “Good Day New York” co-host Greg Kelly of rape. Greg Kelly, son of Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, met the woman at South Street Seaport in October, 2011, for drinks before he sexually assaulted her in the law firm where she worked.
February 27, 2012

Three Air Force Cadets Face Sexual Assault Charges

The Air Force Academy says three cadets have been charged sexual assaults over the past 15 months.
January 26, 2012

Sexual Harassment claim against 14 year old with Down Syndrome

Recently, a 14 year old with Down Syndrome has been accused of Sexual Harassment. School officials state that there is a surveillance tape of the incident.
January 26, 2012

Restaurant Chain in Tennessee to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Suit

In Tennessee, an Italian eatery named Rafael’s Italian Restaurant has been sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for violating federal law. As a result, the restaurant agreed to pay $25,000 and institute other relief. According to the lawsuit, the restaurant subjected a class of female employees to sexual harassment which date back to 2005.