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Same-sex Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Filed by Former Nursing Home Employee

May 24, 2011

In a recent news that our Riverside employment attorneys have been following, a nursing home employee has sued her former employer in a federal lawsuit, claiming that she was sexually harassed by the administrator of the home, who is also a woman.

According to the lawsuit, Mary Ann Janoski was fired as the activities director of the nursing home in 2009, because she refused what she claims were sexual advances by the home's female administrator, Sheila Layo.

Janoski claims that while employed at Timber Ridge nursing center, she was asked in a sexually suggestive way if she would like to go somewhere after a 10pm training session. After declining the invitation, Janoski claims that she suffered a pattern of harassment by Layo, which led to a poor performance review. When asked why her work review was negative, Layo reportedly refused to answer.

As our lawyers reported in a related Carson employment lawyers blog, sexual harassment is against the law, and can include unwelcome advances of a sexual nature, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal and physical harassment. Both victim or the person doing the harassing can be either a woman or a man, and the victim and harasser can be the same sex. Sexual harassment often creates a hostile work environment, or can result in negative employment decisions like demotion or firing.

Howard Law, PC represents employees and employers in sexual harassment lawsuits, whether it's an employee seeking recovery, or an employer who has been wrongfully accused. Contact our attorneys in Orange County, California today, to discuss your sexual harassment case.

Former nursing center employee files lawsuit, The Times Leader, May 24, 2011

Related Web Resources:

Facts About Sexual Harassment, EEOC

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, EEOC: Sexual Harassment

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