Thursday, December 30, 2010

Law Firm Slapped with Sexual Harassment and Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

A Los Angeles-based law firm, Glancy Binkow & Goldberg, is facing a sexual harassment and wrongful termination lawsuit after it fired a female investigator, Ashlee Ilewicz, 14 months into the job after she complained about the performance of an attorney with the firm and about the hostile work environment she felt she was subjected to. And, as most sexual harassment and hostile work environment claims involve, this case contains some peculiar facts:
At the conclusion of the law firm’s 2009 holiday party, founding partner Lionel Z. Glancy took employees to a Los Angeles bikini bar named Fantasy Island, paid for their admissions and bought a lap dance for at least one employee, according to the lawsuit.

The lawsuit alleges that female employees at the firm were subjected to a hostile work environment that included “partners’ obsession with discussing sex in the workplace and derogatory comments about women.” One lawyer posted photographs of naked women on the wall of his office, and partners once gave a male employee binoculars to “leer at the hot women through the office windows,” the lawsuit says.
Source: L.A. Times

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