Nobody deserves to be treated unfairly at work, and no worker should ever have to deal with sexual harassment. However, we know that this is a problem in workplaces around the country. At Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers, we are dedicated to helping victims of workplace sexual harassment. Our Los Angeles sexual harassment lawyers will get to work on securing the compensation you deserve. Today, we want to discuss an interesting case of sexual harassment within the county DA’s office.
What is going on at the county DA’s office?
We have learned that the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has been struggling with its own “Me Too” movement over the last few years.
This case revolves around a 59-year-old deputy district attorney names Edward Miller. He is best known for helping to convict many municipal officials in the 2010 Bell corruption scandal in his work with the Public Integrity Unit. However, he was also accused of “aggressively pursuing his female colleague for more than 2 years.”
The woman who accused Miller, also a deputy DA, said she repeatedly rebuffed Miller’s advances. She sent him numerous emails and text messages telling him to leave her alone. Her story is similar to so many women who face workplace sexual harassment. She says she never made a report because she feared it would jeopardize an upcoming promotion.
The woman did confide in a coworker, who decided to blow the whistle on deputy DA Miller.
Miller was ultimately suspended and remained on leave for 17 months. He was then demoted and transferred. The LA County Claims Board has recommended a $300,000 settlement with Miller’s alleged victim.
Other reports have shown that sexual harassment has been an ongoing problem with the LA County DA’s Office. The office is the largest local prosecutorial agency in the country, with more than 2,000 employees. With more than 1,000 attorneys (half of which are women), we hope the DA’s office takes drastic steps to end sexual harassment within its ranks.
Shortly after this incident came to light, LA County DA Jackie Lacey formed a task force to investigate allegations of sexual abuse in the entertainment industry. As most people are aware, the “Me Too” movement began in this industry, but it is far more widespread than that. No industry is immune to issues related to sexual harassment.
Let us help you get through this
If you have been the victim of workplace sexual harassment, you need to know where to turn. At Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers, our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to get to work on your behalf. We are going to thoroughly investigate your claims and work to secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- Pain and suffering damages
- Lost wages and benefits
- Reinstatement if necessary and/or wanted
- Policy changes within the organization
- Compensation for any needed counseling
- Punitive damages against those responsible
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