Billionaire Alki David Liable for $50 Million In Punitive Damages in Sexual Battery Lawsuit

The Los Angeles Times reported on December 2, 2019, that Hollywood executive Alki David, a hologram businessman, is required to pay $50 million in punitive damages – after a jury deliberation found he was liable for “battery, sexual battery and sexual harassment against a former employee.” According to legal e...

Frequently Asked Questions about Sexual Harassment. What Type of Training is Required?

FAQ About Sexual Harassment in the Workplace This is a follow-up to our first article on when employers must train their workers about sexual harassment in California. This article explains what training is required by the California California Department of Fair Housing and Employment. What training do employe...

Frequently Asked Questions about Sexual Harassment. When is Training Required?

The California Department of Fair Housing and Employment has a list of questions and answers for workers who are concerned about sexual harassment in the workplace. The best course of action is to schedule an appointment with an experienced California sexual harassment lawyer. A skilled lawyer will answer your question...

Former Employee Wins $11.1 million judgment against Hologram Production Executive

Former Employee Wins $11.1 million judgment against Hologram Production Executive The Los Angeles Times reported on April 27, 2019, that a 42-year old woman was awarded $3.1 million in compensatory and non-economic damages and $8 million in punitive damages – for her sexual harassment lawsuit. Ms. Chastity Jones b...

The #MeToo Movement and Civil Lawsuits

2018 saw the rise of a new movement – the #MeToo movement. Women began to disclose experiences of sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace. A chorus of victims stepped forward. The #MeToo movement started in October 2017 on social media. As a result of the movement, criminal cases have been brought against some o...

New Laws for 2019 – Sexual Harassment and Confidentiality – Libel and Slander

Still another bill signed by Governor Jerry Brown in 2018 to protect victims of sexual harassment and abuse is AB 2770. The aim of this bill is to protect victims and employer by addressing concerns about when complaints about sexual harassment might escalate into a defamation lawsuit. Prior law Prior to Californ...