We are learning that a UC Irvine employee is bringing a lawsuit against a volunteer fundraiser and the University of California because she says she was sexually harassed while working and nothing was done about it.
Her name is Carlin Rae Motley. She is 34-years-old and her story is all too familiar to those who have been harassed in the workplace. In her lawsuit, she alleges that Ibrahim Eldumiati, a volunteer fundraiser for the university, has been harassing her for over a year in the form of unwanted visits, hugs, and kisses. She also says she reported the harassment to supervisors.
Yet they did nothing.
“They should have done way more to protect her,” says Motley’s attorney. At JML Law, we agree that more should have been done to protect her. Unfortunately, this is something we still have to deal with in the workplace. If you need a Los Angeles sexual harassment attorney, our team is standing by to help.
Do You Have A Choice?
Sexual harassment in the workplace is more than just an inconvenience, despite what people may think. It is not innocent behavior. It jeopardizes your livelihood and can change your entire life. Many people feel like they have to put up with it because they have no place else to work. They need to support themselves and their families.
At JML Law, we want you to know that you do have a voice.
Workplace sexual harassment is not just something that inconveniences your day – it jeopardizes your entire career, income, and livelihood. If it happens to you, you may feel like you are stuck dealing with it because you have no other choice.
Getting Into Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment shows up in many forms. Most people think of the physical aspect. This can include any unwanted physical contact between a person and their coworker:
- Rubbing up against
Often, it is not the obvious behavior and it goes beyond that to much more subtle things.
- It could be a coworker who stands just a little too close to you all the time
- Maybe it is them playing with your hair, commenting on how nice it smells
- It could be a co-worker commenting on how a skirt fits on you
- It could be the case that someone continues to ask you out after you have said no
Sexual harassment shows up in many ways and you should always seek the help of an attorney when deciding whether or not to move forward.
Your Options Moving Forward
This kind of workplace behavior may have been acceptable in the past, but it is not anymore. If the “Me Too” movement has taught us anything, it is that the old way of doing things is coming to an end. Sexual harassment in the workplace will no longer be tolerated.
At JML Law, our workplace harassment team is ready to step in and take your case. We know that reporting this is hard to do, but sometimes you have to take steps to ensure your safety and the safety of your coworkers. We will work to secure the compensation you deserve for what you have been through.
When you need a Los Angeles sexual harassment attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation today.