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In a recently-filed lawsuit against the WeWork Companies (copy below), the plaintiff alleges, inter alia, that plaintiff was twice sexually assaulted by male WeWork employees at company-wide events which, according to the complaint, “are as notorious as its free beer-all-day and mandatory happy hour policies.”

In a recently-filed lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission asserts that a well-known restaurant, Christini’s, created, permitted, and encouraged a sex-based hostile work environment for a female bartender – including that the owner propositioned her for dates, subjected to sexual innuendo, and told to dress “sexy” and “date ready” – and then terminated her […]

In a Bronx Supreme Court lawsuit, captioned White v. Lighthouse Academies, Inc., INdex No. 29057/2018E (filed August 6, 2018), plaintiff – a teacher – alleges that she was subjected to retaliation following her complaints about sexually inappropriate comments by a student.

In a recently-filed lawsuit, captioned Kelly Cahill et al v. Nike, Inc. (U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, Index No. 18-cv-01477, filed August 9, 2018), the plaintiffs (individually and on behalf of others similarly situated) allege gender discrimination under the federal Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d) and related state laws (the […]

In a recently-filed lawsuit, captioned Lockwood v. CBS Radio Inc., Joseph Benigno et al (NY Supreme Ct. Kings Cty. Index 514650/2018, July 17, 2018), plaintiff alleged, inter alia, “that the terms, conditions and privileges of her employment relationship with Defendants … were adversely affected because of her sex” and “that she was subjected to sexual […]

Below is the lawsuit, captioned Bickram v. M.A.C. Cosmetics Inc., 18-cv-2279 (SDNY March 15, 2018), recently filed in federal court against M.A.C. Cosmetics.[1]Unless otherwise noted, Pospis Law, PLLC does not represent the party in any filing referenced on this blog, including this one. The case has been assigned to Judge Paul Gardephe.    [ + ] 1. […]

In a lawsuit filed today in Los Angeles Superior Court – captioned Stormy Daniels v. Donald J. Trump a.k.a. David Dennison et al – plaintiff seeks a declaratory judgment that the nondisclosure agreement purporting to silence Ms. Daniels is “void, invalid, or otherwise unenforceable” because, inter alia, Donald “The Art of the Deal” Trump never […]

In a recent lawsuit, captioned Federal Insurance Company et al v. Harvey Weinstein, NY Sup. Ct. Index No. 650952/2018 (Feb. 28, 2018), various insurance companies seek a Declaratory Judgment “that certain insurance policies it issued to Named Insured Harvey Weinstein do not provide coverage for defense or indemnity for … eleven sexual assault and sexual […]

Below is a copy of the federal court complaint, captioned Avery v. Le Bernardin, Inc. et al, SDNY 18-cv-00626 (filed Jan. 24, 2018), against restaurant Le Bernardin, Inc., Maguy Le Coze, and Eric Ripert. The complaint alleges, inter alia, that defendant failed to pay plaintiff lawful wages; that “Women at Le Bernardin are sexually harassed, […]

In a recently-filed lawsuit, captioned Lauren Bonner v. Point72 Asset Management, L.P., Steven A. Cohen, et al (SDNY 18-cv-1233 filed 2/12/18), plaintiff asserts, among other things, that defendant engaged in gender discrimination by, e.g., holding “no girls allowed” meetings and paying female employees “substantially less than their male counterparts.” She also alleges that the President […]