In California and across the nation, there are a flurry of allegations that companies and individual employees have been complicit and taken direct part in various employment law violations. For people who have been mistreated at work, the current climate is taking their allegations more seriously and they are more willing to come forward. Those who have been mistreated at work should consider a legal filing to recover compensation for the employment law violations they were subjected to and negatively affected by.
A lawsuit has been filed against the National Football League because of wrongful termination, sexual harassment, age discrimination, defamation and retaliation. The woman who filed the case also says that she was not reimbursed for out of pocket costs. The woman worked for the NFL in a studio in California and was there for a decade. She had been hired in 2006 to construct a wardrobe for on-air talent to wear. She states that employees of the NFL sexually harassed her for the entire time she worked there. She claims to have been touched all over her body and subjected to lewd comments. She also says that employees sent photos of themselves while they were undressed. She complained, but nothing was done.
The plaintiff also states that she purchased the clothes out of pocket and never got her money back. She claims to have been forced to work overtime and not paid and that she did not receive meal breaks or rest breaks. She was dismissed in October of 2016 after being accused of stealing clothes from another employee. A video showed that she did not take anything. When she was dismissed, she was 51. The replacement is 20 years younger, sparking the allegation of age discrimination.
When an employee is mistreated or deprived of his or her rights, filing a lawsuit is often the only way to achieve justice. In many cases, there are one or two violations that the employee believes warrant a lawsuit. In this case, there are several. People who are in a similar situation with one or more of these factors negatively affecting their work or causing them to lose their jobs should be aware of their rights to seek compensation. Discussing a case with an attorney experienced in employment law is the first step.
Source: patch.com, "Ex-NFL Employee Sues For Sexual Harassment," Emily Holland, Oct. 26, 2017