Even stars are not immune to California’s strict harassment laws. Lizzo, a Grammy award winning singer, has been sued by three of her former backup dancers for alleged harassment and a hostile work environment.
This lawsuit was filed on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, in Los Angeles County Superior Court against Lizzo and her production company, Big Grrrl Big Touring, Inc. The complaint alleges claims of racial and religious discrimination, exposure to a “sexually charged and uncomfortable” work environment, and harassment that was severe and pervasive that made their employment intolerable according to the complaint.
These are serious claims raised against Lizzo and serves as a reminder for Employers to ensure that they are keeping up with California’s strict harassment and retaliation requirements. This includes having the proper harassment policies in place as well as other protocols if someone makes a complaint in the workplace. Employers need to make sure all employees are up to date on their sexual harassment training as required by law and take appropriate steps in the event an employee raises a claim of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation to their supervisor, manager or employer and not just ignore the employee.
If you received a complaint that alleges these types of claims and you need legal representation Chauvel & Glatt can evaluate your legal practices to ensure compliance with California Labor Laws which a first line of defense. If you would like to ensure that you are up to date with California harassment and retaliation laws contact the Employer Attorneys at Chauvel & Glatt.
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