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Briefs & Blow Jobs: Prominent Plaintiffs’ Law Firm And Partner Sued For Sexual Harassment

by mjpospis on March 15, 2013

in Hostile Work Environment, Lawsuits, New York City Human Rights Law, Sexual Harassment

Below is the complaint filed on March 13, 2013 by Alexandra Marchuk (a Vandy Law grad) against law firm Faruqi & Faruqi - a self-proclaimed “recognized leader in protecting the rights of employees“- and its partner Juan E. Monteverde for sexual harassment.

Among other things, plaintiff alleges:

Mr. Monteverde intensified his improper actions on the evening of F&F’s December 15,2011 holiday party.  That evening, Mr. Monteverde, knowing how much Ms. Marchuk needed a bonus and her job, coerced and threatened her that if she did not have sex with him he could not recommend her for a year-end bonus and likely would terminate her employment at F&F.  Thus Mr. Monteverde induced Ms. Marchuk to go back to F&F’s offices with him where he quickly and forcefully had sex with her. Devastated and shamed by Mr. Monteverde’s abusive treatment of her, Ms. Marchuk resigned her employment at F&F shortly thereafter.

She claims that Monteverde made other lewd comments – at least twice referencing “blow jobs” – and that even though the firm and its other partners were well aware of Monteverde’s “improper and abusive treatment” they did nothing to stop it.

 

 

Sexual harassment should never be tolerated.  If you believe you have been subjected to sexual harassment, please contact New York City sexual harassment attorney Michael J. Pospis today.

Categories: Hostile Work Environment, Lawsuits, New York City Human Rights Law, Sexual Harassment

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