Partner Sharon Vinick, working with attorneys from Centro Legal De La Raza, filed a complaint on behalf of two janitorial service workers. The two employees were repeatedly sexually harassed and assaulted by their direct supervisor, who secured their silence by threatening to cut their hours and give them difficult assignments. The supervisor went so far as to threaten one of the employees that he would report her to immigration services for deportation if she did not comply with his unwanted sexual demands.
In addition to the sexual harassment, the employer was not paying the employees for all of the hours that they worked or for overtime, despite being required to sometimes work for twelve hours a day. When the employees reported unpaid wages and sexual assault to the owner of the company, the company soon terminated them. LVBH and co-counsel secured six-figure settlement for the case.