Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against AIG

In a recently-filed New York state court lawsuit, Valenti v. American International Group et al. (NY Sup. Ct. NY Cty. 150678/2017, filed 1/20/17), plaintiff asserts claims of sexual harassment, hostile work environment, and retaliation under the New York City and State Human Rights Laws.

In her complaint, plaintiff describes the atmosphere at the company as a “boys club”, and alleged (among other things): that “on multiple occasions, male employees would sneak under the desks of female employees in order to look up their skirts”; that she was “subject to repeated instances where she was groped, licked, or forced to endure other forms of physical harassment from male employees”; and that she “suffered countless acts of verbal harassment from male employees”.

She also alleges that AIG retaliated against her by, e.g., terminating her after she complained of the harassing conduct.

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