Bakersfield Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit Attorney Jeffrey Cowan
$120,000 Pre-litigation Settlement for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Victim in Bakersfield, California
Between 2012 and 2014, Los Angeles employment attorney Jeffrey Cowan of The Cowan Law Firm in Santa Monica represented a woman making slightly more than minimum wage who was sexually harassed by first a co-worker and then her supervisor shortly after being hired for a job in Bakersfield, California. The co-worker and supervisor pestered the woman for dates (“hostile environment sexual harassment”), and threatened her with consequences if she did not go out with him (“quid pro quo sexual harassment”). When the employee complained to the company’s HR department for the 2nd time about being sexually harassed, she was fired.
Bakersfield Sexual Battery Lawsuit Settled at Mediation
The woman retained Los Angeles employment attorney Jeffrey Cowan. While investigating the retaliatory decision to fire the woman, Mr. Cowan tracked down in South America the former employee who had witnessed the decision to fire Mr. Cowan’s client and who confirmed that the woman had been fired for complaining about sexual harassment. After Mr. Cowan filed a DFEH discrimination charge on his client’s behalf, the company reconsidered its position and asked to mediate. The dispute then settled at mediation for $120,000.