A former banking executive has filed a Los Angeles sexual harassment and rape lawsuit against her previous employer, alleging failure to protect her from a hostile work environment perpetuated by a co-worker. Not only did she endure vulgar behavior and gender-based harassment, she alleges her boss raped her and then retaliated against her – and the company dragged its feet in responding.
As our Los Angeles sexual harassment lawyers recognize, this type of workplace misogyny, mistreatment, and victimization occurs in workplaces of all kinds and between individuals of all positions and paygrades.
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center notes that sexual assault, harassment, and abuse are widespread issues impacting victims across the spectrum of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, income, disability, or other factors. While 60 percent of women say they’ve experienced unwanted sexual attention, sexual coercion, crude conduct, or sexist comments at work, 85 percent of those say they never file file formal charges and 70 percent never even file internal complaints. Employees victimized by sexual harassment are very likely to suffer PTSD, depression, and anxiety as a result. They may also endure related physical problems, including sleep problems, gastric complications, weight loss/gain, headaches, etc.
Sexual harassment is against the law, and if you are targeted in your workplace, our experienced, compassionate legal team can help – protecting your civil rights, advising you on the best legal strategies, and advocating for the best possible outcome in your favor.
In this case, according to court filings in Doe v. Wells Fargo Bank Corp. et al., plaintiff was hired as a senior vice president at the firm’s Southern California branch in 2018. Almost immediately thereafter – and continuing/worsening until she says she was forced resign in 2021 – plaintiff said she endured sexual harassment.
Her allegations are as follows: Continue Reading ›