Los Angeles Fast Food Restaurant Sexual Harassment Lawsuit | Attorney Jeffrey Cowan
280,000 Settlement for Restaurant Employee Victim of Sexual Harassment and Retaliation
A female Los Angeles employee in a fast food restaurant was sexually harassed with repeated requests for dates and sexual faces/gestures by a female co-worker. The restaurant’s general manager not only ignored the victim’s complaints but also denied her requests to be transferred to another restaurant. The manager also let co-workers bring sexually shaped food to work, showed naked photos on his cell phone to his subordinates, and openly discussed customers whom he found sexually attractive. After a confrontation between the victim and the harassing lesbian in the bathroom one day, the restaurant manager called the police and told the sexual harassment victim that she was be arrested if she stayed. Afraid, the victim left, was not later allowed to talk to the owner, and had her final paycheck stolen by the rogue manager.
Los Angeles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Attorney Jeffrey Cowan
The victim hired Los Angeles employment lawyer Jeffrey Cowan to prosecute her sexual harassment claims. Mr. Cowan obtained all of the client’s employment records (which required filing an enforcement proceeding with the Department of Labor Standards and Enforcement), filed a complaint with the DFEH, and then sued the restaurant and the manager under California’s Fair Employment Housing Act for sexual harassment, retaliation and failing to prevent sexual harassment (plus other claims).
Los Angeles Restaurant Sexual Harassment Attorney Jeffery Cowan wins Case
Two months before trial, and after Mr. Cowan at deposition (i) got two third party witnesses during cross-examination to corroborate key parts of the victim's testimony, and (ii) impeached the defendants, the case settled for $280,000.