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Richie Litigation, P.C. Has Filed a Lawsuit Against Catholic Charities

Richie Litigation P.C. files lawsuit against Catholic Charities for continued abuse of a woman and her five children.

Los Angeles, CA

Richie Litigation, P.C. has filed a lawsuit against Catholic Charities, the nation’s fifth largest charity, for its employee’s repeated sexual assault and psychological exploitation of a mother of five.

Darren Richie, the lead attorney prosecuting this case, states, “I’ve prosecuted numerous cases involving sexual assault and sexual harassment, but I’ve never seen such negligence on the part of an organization as large and prominent as Catholic Charities. My client sought out Catholic Charities for emergency shelter when she was homeless and providing for five children, and as a result, was subjected to almost a year of sexual assault and abuse.

The trauma inflicted by sexual assault goes without saying, but to allow it to occur in a charitable organization that holds itself out to be a sanctuary for the impoverished is utterly despicable and inhumane. As the details of this matter are coming to light, it is becoming evident and clear that Catholic Charities knowingly hired a felon and then turned a blind eye when that felon willfully exploited, stalked, and preyed on my client when she had nowhere else to go.

The entirety of Catholic Charities’ mission is ‘to provide service to people in need, to advocate for justice in social structures, and to call the entire church and other people of good will to do the same.’

Where was the service here? Where was justice? We at Richie Litigation are making it our mission to hold Catholic Charities accountable for its blatant breach of public trust, even though nothing will ever make my client completely whole again.”
Richie Litigation is zealously committed to fighting for its clients.

For more information, contact Richie Litigation at (213) 265-7888 or [email protected].

Richie Litigation, P.C.
www.richielitigation.com
633 W. 5th St., Suite 6780
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Tel: (213) 265-7888
Fax: (844) 314-1380

  darrensuperadmin   May 08, 2019   Richie Litigation Files a Lawsuit Against Catholic Charities   Comments Off on Richie Litigation, P.C. Has Filed a Lawsuit Against Catholic Charities Read More

Four UCLA Employees Sue School, Alleging Workplace Sexual Harassment

Four UCLA employees have filed lawsuits against UCLA and the UC Board of Regents, accusing their workplace supervisor of sexual harassment and the University of failing to properly handle abuse complaints.

Plaintiffs Jackie Rodriguez, Amber Rose Palega, Krystal Eda and Mayra Miguel allege supervisor Martha Mansoor, who is also named in the suit, regularly slapped their buttocks, caressed their thighs and made sexual comments about their bodies.

The plaintiffs work in the university’s radiology scheduling department.

The harassment allegedly started in early 2016 and ended in 2017, according to the lawsuits, which were filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court. Mansoor was terminated by the school in July 2017 after the women filed complaints earlier that year, the lawsuits state.

One of the women informed another supervisor in December 2016 about the harassment, but Mansoor remained in her job, said attorney Darren Richie, who is representing all four women.

The plaintiffs “feel like their complaints were pushed under the rug” by the school, Richie said, in part because the allegations involved “female-on-female” harassment.

UCLA issued a statement Sunday, saying “these allegations are inconsistent with the standards of conduct expected of UCLA staff, faculty and students and we take them very seriously.” The school encouraged members of the campus community to come forward with any concerns they might have about the workplace environment.

“We are closely reviewing the details of the lawsuit and intend to respond appropriately,” the statement said.

The Times was unable to reach Mansoor.

Richie said the women faced retaliation from other supervisors after they filed complaints against Mansoor. The retaliatory behavior included making the women do more work and not allowing them to take time off to see their attorney, Richie said.

The lawsuits also allege that the school’s process for filing a claim is confusing and ineffective. Even though four women made reports about harassment, the school listed only one of the women as a complainant, while the other three were named as witnesses, Richie said.

The women are suing for harassment; failure to prevent harassment, discrimination and retaliation; intentional infliction of emotional distress; and negligent infliction of emotional distress.

Richie said the four plaintiffs are seeking more than $120 million in damages.

5:15 p.m. Sunday: This article was updated with a statement issued by UCLA.

This article was originally published Saturday at 5:05 p.m.

  darrensuperadmin   Sep 07, 2018   Blog, Los Angeles Trial Attorneys   Comments Off on Four UCLA Employees Sue School, Alleging Workplace Sexual Harassment Read More
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