Posts tagged with ‘sexual harassment’

  • Ninth Circuit Allows “Hugging” Sexual Harassment Case to Continue

    By SHLC on February 24, 2017
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    A recent case from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that hugging can create a hostile work environment and the case should proceed to trial. The case is Zetwich v. County of Yolo. For more on this case, please see this L.A. Times article: http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ln-hugging-9th-circuit-20170223-story.html. This case will also be discussed during SHLC’s February 28th Webinar: Sexual Harassment and […]
  • Jury Finds Costco Failed to Prevent Sexual Harassment of a Female Employee by Customer; Hit With $250k Verdict

    By SHLC on February 3, 2017
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    In December 2016, an Illinois federal court awarded $250,000 in damages to a former employee of Costco who was sexually harassed by a Costco customer. The employee worked for Costco between 2009 and 2012. She claimed that a frequent customer repeatedly touched her without her permission, tried to hug her, and regularly followed her around the store, where the customer […]