PALO ALTO, Calif., June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Silicon Valley litigation boutique LexAnalytica, PC is investigating claims of sexual harassment at intellectual property law firm Hickman Palermo Becker Bingham LLP.
The investigation follows the filing of a sexual harassment lawsuit in Santa Clara County Superior Court, Case No. 17CV312368, on behalf of a former female associate.
The suit claims that the firm failed to take reasonable steps to remedy sexual harassment and discrimination, and created a hostile work environment for women. Specifically, the suit alleges that the firm failed to adequately sanction the harasser, and instead, retaliated against the plaintiff.
Perry J. Narancic, a Silicon Valley attorney and principal of LexAnalytica, PC, emphasized that the suit is important because it comes at a time when harassment, retaliation and gender discrimination are keenly in focus, and when the tech industry is coming to terms with stunning inequality in the workplace, stating: "In view of the recent scandals at many high tech firms, this lawsuit shines a bright light on the institutional inequality that is pervasive within Silicon Valley law firms as well."
The suit also alleges that Slack Technologies, Inc., which ran the repository where much of the harassing activity took place – expressly refused to preserve those records in response to plaintiff's evidence preservation demand. This is expected to raise novel issues about the legal and ethical responsibility of technology providers that host their customers' content.
If you have information concerning gender discrimination at Hickman Palermo Becker Bingham LLP, or other Silicon Valley law firms, please contact Perry J. Narancic at 650-655-2800.
About LexAnaytica, PC: LexAnalytica, PC is a Silicon Valley litigation boutique based in Palo Alto that focuses on intellectual property, employee mobility and related counseling and litigation. Perry J. Narancic has 20 years of experience in counseling and litigating on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in high stakes litigation, particularly in high tech industries. He was a full-course lecturer at Stanford Law School in Securities Law, and acts as outside general counsel to venture-backed early stage companies. For more information, visit www.lexanalytica.com.
CONTACT: Perry J. Narancic, firstname.lastname@example.org
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