Briefs & Blow Jobs: Prominent Plaintiffs’ Law Firm And Partner Sued For Sexual Harassment

Below is the complaint filed on March 13, 2013 by Alexandra Marchuk (a Vandy Law grad) against law firm Faruqi & Faruqi – a self-proclaimed “recognized leader in protecting the rights of employees“- and its partner Juan E. Monteverde for sexual harassment.

Among other things, plaintiff alleges:

Mr. Monteverde intensified his improper actions on the evening of F&F’s December 15,2011 holiday party.  That evening, Mr. Monteverde, knowing how much Ms. Marchuk needed a bonus and her job, coerced and threatened her that if she did not have sex with him he could not recommend her for a year-end bonus and likely would terminate her employment at F&F.  Thus Mr. Monteverde induced Ms. Marchuk to go back to F&F’s offices with him where he quickly and forcefully had sex with her. Devastated and shamed by Mr. Monteverde’s abusive treatment of her, Ms. Marchuk resigned her employment at F&F shortly thereafter.

She claims that Monteverde made other lewd comments – at least twice referencing “blow jobs” – and that even though the firm and its other partners were well aware of Monteverde’s “improper and abusive treatment” they did nothing to stop it.

 

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Sexual harassment should never be tolerated.  If you believe you have been subjected to sexual harassment, please contact New York City sexual harassment attorney Michael J. Pospis today.

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