LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorney Cortney Shegerian, of the Los Angeles-based employment discrimination firm Shegerian & Associates recently released comments on allegations of sexual harassment against ex-Waffle House CEO Jo Rogers, Jr. The lawsuit began in 2012 when Rogers' housekeeper, Mye Brindle, filed a claim alleging she was forced to have sex as a condition of her employment. Rogers has since launched his own allegations against Brindle and Brindle's attorneys.
"The relationship between a homeowner and a housekeeper is normally a very personal and private one, and handling sexual harassment when it arises in relationships of this kind can be an extremely delicate situation," said Shegerian. "Even though the harassment occurs in a home, where privacy is tantamount, there is still that employer-employee relationship in place which means the homeowner must adhere to employment discrimination laws."
"In fact, workers of all types including housekeepers and groundskeepers, are protected under a number of state anti-discrimination laws that cover sexual harassment in smaller workplace settings," Shegerian went on to say. "While these workers may feel just as hesitant to bring forward allegations of sexual harassment as any other worker, it's important that they know their rights and hold their employers accountable when those rights are violated."
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.
Located in Los Angeles County, Shegerian & Associates is a law firm specializing in employment law and personal injury litigation. Shegerian & Associates is dedicated to serving the needs of its clients, and has won over 73 jury trials, including over 31 seven and eight figure verdicts. For more information, visit www.ShegerianLaw.com or www.GotFired.com.
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