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Indianapolis, IN- A former mechanic for the Sarah Fisher/Hartman IndyCar racing team has filed a lawsuit alleging that his former supervisor sexually harassed him and ridiculed him for his religious beliefs.
Scott Merryman, who worked for the popular IndyCar team from January 2011 to July 2012, filed his lawsuit last week in an Indianapolis federal court, alleging that the team allowed his supervisor Crew Chief Anton Julian to subject him to religious discrimination, battery and sexual harassment.
His lawsuit also includes allegations of battery, retaliation, intentional infliction of emotional distress and wrongful termination under Indiana law, the Seattle Times reported.
Merryman’s lawsuit stated that Julian questioned him on why his Facebook page contained “so many” bible verses, taunted him about his sex life and taunted him when he refused to talk about it. Julian also implied that Merryman was a sexual predator when he began dating a woman from his church, according to court documents.
The lawsuit also revealed that in one incident while Merryman was working on an engine, Julian approached him from behind and touched the back of his head with his penis, the Indy Star reported. He claims this incident occurred in front of five of his teammates and he confronted Julian telling him to “never do anything like that again.”
In another incident, when Julian and Merryman were sharing a hotel room on an out of town trip, Merryman alleges that one night while he was sleeping, “Julian was standing next to his bed naked for no apparent reason and laughing,” the lawsuit stated.
Merryman’s suit also alleges that he was “singled out” on out of town trips because he refused to participate in extracurricular activities such as going to strip clubs with his fellow crewmates.
The suit also states that Merryman went to superiors about the mistreatment, but was told to discuss the issue with his crewmat, but he was later fired because of the “chemistry” between he and Julian.
Merryman is seeking compensation for back pay, “front pay in lieu of reinstatement” and punitive damages.
According to the Seattle Times, the Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Team declined to comment on suit, stating they can’t discuss pending litigation.
Sexual harassment of men is not as uncommon as people would believe. People sometimes have the mistaken notion that this inappropriate behavior is only a problem that women encounter, but that isn’t the case. This type of harassment whether the object is male or female goes largely under reported.
According to statistics from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, approximately 16.3 percent of total 11,634 sexual harassment complaints from 2011 were filed by men. Even though it is a small share of the overall total number of complaints, it still a prevalent problem and has been steadily increasing. EEOC statistics show that sexual harassment reporting by men has steadily increased since 1997.
It’s likely that many more men are being sexually harassed than people believe; they are just afraid to complain because they don’t think anyone will believe them or take the allegations seriously.
University of Iowa President Sally Mason met with three members of the Iowa Board of Regents to discuss the way the university has been and will be handling sexual harassment allegations against a former athletics department official.
The meeting was intended to discuss strategies for moving forward with the sexual harassment allegations against Peter Gray, who resigned from his position last week as associate director of Athletic Student Services after an internal investigation found he had violated university policy.
Mason did not reveal much of what was being discussed, but told Cedar Rapids television station KGAN that she is working on the situation.
“Once I have all the facts, I’ll issue some additional statements, and I assure you there will be more actions taken, without a doubt — so stay tuned,” she said. “It’s a work in progress, and we’re going to work as quickly as we can to make sure that all stakeholders who have an interest in this are satisfied at the answers that we’re going to generate.”
Gray had been employed at the university since 2002 and had also worked at the university in the early 90s. Among the allegations against him, Gray has been accused of trading football tickets and money for sexual favors and inappropriately touching students in a sexual manner.
Have you or someone you know been hurt by a sexual predator? Have you been discriminated against or touched inappropriately? If so, you may benefit from seeking legal assistance to protect your rights and possibly obtain compensation for your pain and suffering.
Contact a sexual harassment lawyer immediately to discuss your options and determine if you have a viable case. With legal help, you can rest assured that your assailant will be brought to justice.
HONOLULU, HI — A sexual harassment lawsuit has been filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against a Senor Frog’s bar and restaurant chain in Honolulu, which accuses its CEO and several other executives of sexually harassing female employees.
The complaint was filed against the Waikiki Senior Frogs location, which closed down after the allegations. According to the EEOC, male managers would touch female workers inappropriately and urge them to engage in sexual behaviors with them. The lawsuit claims that this conduct occurred on a daily basis.
“One of the reasons we were so concerned about this case is we saw this harassing behavior permeated up to the most senior levels of management. That was a real problem and a real concern for us,” said Amrita Mallik, a senior trial attorney for the commission. “This was a company that seemed to disregard the rights of the women who worked there.”
Nine victims allegedly suffered the sexual harassment, most of which were in their teens and early twenties. In addition, the managers allegedly retaliated against the victims after they complained of the incidents and were given shorter shifts and fewer work hours.
Sexual harassment is a crime, and anyone who has ever been hurt by a sexual predator has a right to seek legal help. If you have been the victim of unwanted sexual conduct, turn to a sexual harassment lawyer immediately to file a case and protect your rights.
Sexual harassment lawyers do everything possible to help bring the offender to justice and so you can obtain compensation for your pain and suffering. Don’t allow yourself to endure a hostile work environment; speak to a sexual harassment attorney near you to file a case and protect your rights.
Three Toys “R” Us employees have sued the store claiming they were sexually harassed and exploited by the general manager at the chain’s Barboursville location. Mohammad Roman, the general manager of the Barboursville Toys “R” Us, an unknown woman and unnamed man were also named as defendants in the suit.
Tania Davis, Stephanie Dailey and Alison Turner claim that Roman sexually harassed and exploited them while in the store during their employment. The plaintiffs also claim Toys “R” Us and the unnamed man did not consider their safety and allowed the sexual harassment to occur.
Toys “R” Us is responsible to provide a safe work environment, free of hostility, as well as to ensure all workers are properly trained on sexual harassment incidents. The plaintiffs claim Toys “R” Us breached its duty to provide a safe work environment by failing to see to their safety as well as by failing to train and supervise Roman.
Upper-level management personnel were made aware that Roman was sexually exploiting the plaintiffs and failed to stop him, according to the suit. As a result of the defendants’ actions, the plaintiffs have suffered anxiety, humiliation, distress, and are seeking present and future medical expenses, according to the suits.
Have you been the victim of sexual harassment? If so, turn to a sexual harassment lawyer immediately to file a case.
Sexual harassment comes in many forms. It can be as mild as a lewd joke overheard at work to something severe such as unwanted touching or rape. Regardless of the individual circumstances, all sexual assault is wrong and victims have a right to seek help.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of a sexual predator, speak to a leading sexual harassment lawyer right away to file a case and fight for your rights.
LONDON, UK – A sexual abuse scandal is taking over the BBC as the broadcaster claims it is investigating allegations of unwanted sexual harassment against nine staff members and contributors, in addition to the late sexual predator (and TV host) Jimmy Savile.
The BBC has been dealing with sexual harassment allegations involving Savile, who died last year. The claims accuse Savile of sexually abusing several underage teens over several decades, sometimes on BBC premises. Some of the alleged victims have also accused other entertainers and BBC staff of participating in the sexual harassment, which allegedly took place between the 1960s and ’80s.
According to director-general George Entwistle, the BBC is looking into the allegations, but that it is too early to tell whether sexual abuse did in fact occur on BBC property. He added that the BBC would assist law enforcement officers in the investigation.
Entwistle also acknowledged there was “a problem of culture within the BBC … a broader cultural problem” that allowed Savile’s lewd behavior to go unchecked.
“There is no question that what Jimmy Savile did and the way the BBC behaved … will raise questions of trust for us and reputation for us,” said Entwistle.
Unfortunately, you don’t have to go overseas to know that sexual harassment is prevalent everywhere, especially in the United States. If you have been hurt by a sexual offender, contact a sexual harassment lawyer immediately to file a case and contest your rights.
Sexual harassment attorneys are on your side and will fight for your rights. They will work diligently to help you obtain compensation for your pain and suffering as well as to make sure the perpetrator is brought to justice.
Call to schedule a consultation with a sexual harassment lawyer near you today.
Victims of sexual harassment are often afraid to come forward because they are embarrassed about their situation or because they fear the offender will retaliate. However, victims should know they are not alone. One Hollywood actress has stepped forward admitting she was the victim of sexual harassment. Hopefully her revelations will inspire courage in others who were hurt by a sexual predator to also come forward and fight for their rights.
Actress Susan Sarandon has admitted she was the victim of unwanted sexual misconduct. In an interview with ELLE magazine released on October 15, 2012, Sarandon, 66, reveals she was the victim of a predatory casting agent early on in her career.
“I just went into a room, and a guy practically threw me on the desk. It was in my early days in New York, and it was really disgusting. It wasn’t like I gave it a second thought, it was so badly done,” explained Sarandon.
Sexual harassment is defined as any unwanted and unwelcomed conduct that is sexual in nature. It can include anything from a general sexual joke to a serious physical attack like rape, but one thing that all sexual harassment has in common is that it violates a person’s rights. If you or someone you know has been targeted by a sexual offender, speak to a leading sexual harassment lawyer right away to put an end to the unwanted actions.
Sexual harassment lawyers do whatever it takes to ensure your rights are protected. They will make sure the offender is brought to justice and will also see to it that you receive the money damages and lost wages you deserve for your pain and suffering. Contact a sexual harassment attorney today to file a claim and protect your rights.
Have you ever had someone make fun of your clothing? Have you ever been the subject of a lewd joke? Have you had to endure days at the office with other people talking about their sex life? If any of these incidents sound familiar, then you are a victim of sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment includes any unwanted sexual conduct that can create a hostile work environment. Incidents can involve anything from a simple, general joke to something as severe as rape. What not many people realize is that both victims and assailants can be of any gender, race, age or ethnicity and the harassment can occur just once or be a recurring problem. Regardless of the type of incident or who is the victim, anyone subjected to unwanted sexual actions has a right to seek legal help. If you or someone you know has been victimized by a sexual predator, speak to a sexual harassment lawyer immediately to file a case and defend your right to a work environment free of discrimination.
Sexual harassment lawyers stop at nothing to ensure the sexual offender is brought to justice. They also work diligently to make sure your co-workers employ better policies against sexual harassment so no one at your office will have to deal with the pain and suffering associated with sexual harassment or assault. Your sexual harassment attorney also fights for your right to obtain compensation. You may be eligible for several thousand – if not millions – of dollars and your legal representative will make sure you obtain every penny you deserve.
Don’t wait until the harassment gets worse or the offender chooses a new victim to seek legal help. Turn to a sexual harassment attorney today to file a claim and make sure the offender is held accountable for their crimes.
KAUAI, HI – A federal lawsuit against a Kauai Panda Express franchise has been filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a sexual harassment lawsuit on behalf of three teens who worked at a Panda Express restaurant. The lawsuit alleges a male supervisor at the chain’s Kapaa location sexually abused at least three teen female workers since 2008.
One of the alleged victims claims the manager groped her and made sexual propositions. When she reported the harassment to the restaurant’s general manager, she had her hours cut, according to the suit.
Another victim also alleged she was forced to quit in order to avoid sexual advances from the same supervisor.
“Subjecting teenaged workers — who are especially vulnerable — to this kind of abuse is especially unconscionable,” said Timothy Riera, local director for the EEOC’s Honolulu office.
Sexual harassment can happen to anyone, regardless of age, race, gender or sexual orientation. It can involve mild incidents, like a general sexual joke, or repeated harassment, including physical abuse. Regardless of the individual circumstances, victims are entitled to seek help for their pain and suffering. If you have been victimized by a sexual predator, turn to a sexual harassment lawyer immediately to file a case and protect your rights.
Sexual harassment lawyers ensure the offender is brought to justice and never harms you again. They will also see to it that you are compensated for your pain and suffering, which can mean millions of dollars in money damages and medical care if you qualify. Don’t wait another minute for the unwanted sexual behavior to escalate. Call today and schedule a consultation with a Hawaii sexual harassment attorney or lawyer in your area to rid your workplace of hostility.
Most people are under the misconception that sexual harassment is something that occurs between a man and a woman, with the woman usually depicted as the victim. However, the reality is that victims and offenders have no stereotype. A victim can easily be a man while the harasser can be a woman, or both victim and harasser can be the same sex. What’s more, both victims and harassers can be of any age, race and sexual orientation.
When it comes down to what actually constitutes sexual harassment, most people also believe that it involves constant and aggravated behavior, but not so. Sexual harassment can be any action or behavior that involves unwanted sexual conduct and can occur just once or over a period of time. Incidents can be as mild as a sexual joke someone overheard at work that had nothing to do with any one person in particular or can be as severe as rape. They can even involve Quid Pro Quo requests for a sexual favor in exchange for benefits, like a promotion or good grades.
The one thing that should be the same across any context is that sexual harassment is a direct violation of someone’s rights. Anyone who has been victimized is entitled to seek legal help with a sexual harassment lawyer to ensure those responsible are held liable for their actions. In addition, sexual harassment lawyers can help secure victims compensation for their pain and suffering and can even educate fellow co-workers on the dangers of workplace abuse or discrimination or help instill new policies that will crack down on sexual offenders.
If you have been hurt by a sexual predator, turn to a sexual harassment attorney today to file a case.
When people think of sexual harassment, an image of a helpless female and menacing male figure come to mind. However, while the majority of sexual harassment cases do involve women as victims and men as assailants, men can also be the targets of unwanted sexual conduct.
Although not as common, men can be victimized by other men or even by women. Younger men especially, including boys in school, have often been targeted by classmates, teachers or even religious figures and have been subjected to sexual behavior without their consent.
Now more than ever, sexual harassment awareness is necessary to ensure people protect themselves and are able to report incidents quickly and have them taken care of. Men are often more reluctant to come forward with sexual harassment complaints out of embarrassment, but it is important for all victims to know that doing nothing about the situation will only make matters worse.
If the victim does not complain to an authority figure, the harassment is almost certainly going to continue or get worse. It is imperative that all victims or witnesses to the incidents come forward so the offender can be brought to justice and so they do not claim another victim.
Anyone who has been targeted by a sexual predator should contact a sexual harassment lawyer immediately to file a claim. Too many times, authorities or human resource departments do not handle sexual harassment matters successfully. Sexual harassment attorneys make it their mission to fight for victims’ rights and will stop at nothing to ensure the harasser is held accountable for their actions.
Sexual harassment lawyers also see to it victims obtain compensation for their pain and suffering, which could total millions of dollars. So don’t wait another moment and seek legal help right now to protect your rights.