Police Officers Receive Nearly $4 Million Settlement Stemming From Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Police Chief.

A growing number of women speaking out against sexual harassment has given new light to an issue that has unfortunately been ubiquitous in our society for a number of years. This has led to an increased awareness of the issue, and as a result, more and more people, women and men alike, have taken it upon themselves to try and combat what they perceive to be a systemic, cultural issue. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert sexual harassment attorney at 617-787-3700.

A years-long sexual harassment lawsuit filed against then-Chief of the Princeton, New Jersey Police Department, David Dudeck, has resulted in a settlement that will yield nearly $4 million to seven members of the department. The officers originally filed the suit in 2013, claiming that Dudeck fostered a “patently abusive [environment] and created a hostile work environment at the Princeton Police Department, with such acts of gender discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination, disability discrimination and sexual harassment.”

Dudeck also allegedly told a number of these officers that speaking out against him would result in “career suicide,” according to the lawsuit. The lawsuit identifies a large number of incidents in which Dudeck acted inappropriately, using foul language, lewd hand gestures, and even physical contact. The officers were represented by Attorney Matthew A. Peluso of Pisciano and Scahill P.C.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual harassment, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert sexual harassment attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Boston attorney professionals today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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Google Employees Stage Walkout Over Alleged Sexual Harassment.

A growing number of women speaking out against sexual harassment has given new light to an issue that has unfortunately been ubiquitous in our society for a number of years. This has led to an increased awareness of the issue, and as a result more and more people– women and men alike– have taken it upon themselves to try and combat what they perceive to be a systemic, cultural issue. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert sexual harassment attorney at 617-787-3700.

A massive walkout staged by Google employees recently took place at offices in New York, Chicago, and the company’s main headquarters in Silicon Valley. According to participants, the protest serves the dual purpose of raising awareness about an ever-persisting sexual harassment problem in our nation, as well as Google’s own alleged mismanagement of sexual harassment claims within the company.

The protest came in the wake of a New York Times story in which a Google executive was given a $90 million package in return for stepping down after being accused of sexual assault while working for the company. Protesters believe that this kind of treatment does nothing to discourage future sexual harassment, and sets a bad precedent for the handling of future claims. Participants in the walkout range from lower-end engineers to management level employees, and the walkout has attracted massive numbers nationwide.

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Supreme Court Nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, Under Scrutiny For Ties To Former Judge Accused Of Sexual Harassment.

With the recent flood of sexual harassment scandals all across the nation, it has become increasingly clear that many men in power, likely more so than the average person, tend to think that power entitles them to act inappropriately towards women. This is all the more disturbing when news breaks about an elected official engaging in this kind of behavior, as it reflects poorly on our country and raises questions about the quality of leadership we have today. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert sexual harassment attorney at 617-787-3700.

Unfortunately, sexual harassment claims have appeared in just about every level of our political system, with one of the more recent examples being former Judge Alex Kosinski, who was the subject of numerous sexual harassment claims that ultimately forced him into retirement. Judge Kosinski’s conduct is of particular relevance considering President Donald Trump’s most recent Supreme Court nomination, Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh clerked for Kosinksi in the early 1990’s, right around the time when the alleged sexual harassment would have occurred.

Democrats are now planning to press Kavanaugh as to the extent of his knowledge about Judge Kosinski’s behavior. A statement from the White House in support of Kavanaugh has already asserted that Kavanaugh had no knowledge of the misconduct, and at this point, there is no evidence to suggest that that statement is false. Nonetheless, expect Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing to be full of questions about not only his ties to Kosinski, but also how he believes this systemic problem should be addressed from a judicial perspective.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual harassment, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert sexual harassment attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Boston injury attorneys today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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