LOS ANGELES, July 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Attorney Cortney Shegerian, of the Los Angeles-based employment discrimination firm Shegerian & Associates, has released comments concerning the recent $1.9 million sexual harassment settlement awarded to a former employee of the City of La Habra.
“The former employee alleged a number of serious sexual harassment claims against her supervisor. The allegations go even further to note that city administrators were aware she was being targeted and harassed in a sexually offensive manner and nothing was done to stop it,” said Shegerian.
“Unfortunately, such allegations are typical for sexual harassment cases where harassers in positions of authority seem to have the collective, implied acquiescence of those who could take steps to prevent the harassment,” Shegerian went on to say. “Sexual harassment is a pervasive culprit of injustice in the modern-day workplace. That includes municipalities and government entities that sometimes fly under the radar when people think of sexual harassment cases.”
“City and government workers must keep in mind their rights, too, are protected by federal and state law, and in most cases, even by city ordinances,” Shegerian commented. “They must never be afraid to stand up for their rights and to take matters to court when administrators fail to adequately reprimand those responsible for illegal, demeaning and unfair behavior.”
Located in Santa Monica, Shegerian & Associates is a law firm specializing in protecting the rights of employees who have been wronged by their employers. Richly experienced in labor and employment law and possessing an unparalleled success record as litigators, Shegerian & Associates is passionately dedicated to serving the needs of its clients. For more information about the firm, visit www.ShegerianLaw.com
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