In an outrageous sexual harassment claim, a woman is suing her former boss, alleging that he tried to force her into a dress code schedule that included “Mini-skirt Monday”
New York civil rights violation lawyer David Perecman comments on the problem of sexual harassment of women in the work place
“This case, as reported, highlights the continuing and traumatizing effects of sexual harassment in the workplace,” said Perecman, a New York civil rights violation lawyer for over 30 years.
According to the New York Daily News, office manager Trudy Nycole Anderson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against her former employer. Allegedly, her former boss gave her a Monday to Friday dress code. This schedule of what she should wear included “Tube-top Tuesday,” “Wet T-Shirt Wednesday” and “No bra Thursday.”
The suggestion of this sexually explicit daily dress code is one of many allegations of sexual harassment in the work place listed in the lawsuit.
Among the alleged incidents of sexual harassment, Anderson’s employer offered to “give her a mammogram for free,” asked her whether she shaved her pubic area, asked her for oral sex, and commented about her breasts in front of other employees.
If she reported him, Wright told Anderson she’d lose her job. Anderson claims Wright even made her sign a written document stating she would agree to allow the sexual harassment to occur, with the understanding that if she didn’t sign the document, she would lose her job.
After three and half years of such abuse Anderson finally reported Wright’s sexual harassment in the work place. She was fired immediately .
As New York civil rights violation lawyer Perecman understands, the fact that her employer knew the single mother of three needed to keep the job is not unusual in a sexual harassment case.
“Many people fear missing the promotion, being demoted, or even being fired, so they won’t report sexual harassment. However, even though employers may feel that they can do as they please in this tough economy, in reality, they can't,” said Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, one of New York's civil rights violation law firms.
Anderson is suing for battery and emotional distress related to the sexual harassment in the workplace, in addition to the way she was terminated, reported the New York Daily News.