Following Mariah Carey filing a lawsuit against her former assistant, the singer’s former assistant has filed her own lawsuit, claiming that her employer’s former manager was physically and verbally abusive toward her. She also claims that the singer was present on more than one occasion and was a witness.
According to the lawsuit, the former assistant also claims that she assisted both the singer and the singer’s former manager, and that she was expected to meet constant demands by both of them on incredibly short notice.
The plaintiff states that her employer knew about the abuse and did nothing to stop it. She went on to claim that when she reported the former managers behavior to her employer, she was terminated in retaliation.
Physical, Verbal, and Sexual Harassment Claim
According to the lawsuit filed by the plaintiff, the singer’s former manager would slap her butt and her breasts and urinate on her in front of other people. In the suit, the plaintiff also claims that her employer’s former manager tackled her to the ground while throwing racially charged insults at her.
These claims come just hours after MS. Carey filed a three million-dollar lawsuit against the plaintiff. The singer claims that her former assistant secretly recorded her, which violated their non-disclosure agreement.
The Plaintiff Claims she was Verbally and Physically Abused by the Singer
The former assistant states that she endured aggressive physical conduct by her employer and is seeking compensatory damages for her lost wages, and past and future earnings. She is also seeking compensation for her physical injuries and emotional distress. In addition to compensation for legal fees, the plaintiff also wants a trial by jury.
Singer Claims Former Assistant was Blackmailing Her
In her three million-dollar lawsuit, Ms. Carey claimed that her former assistant was blackmailing her, and that unless the singer paid her eight million dollars, the former assistant would release embarrassing videos of her. According to the singer’s lawsuit, the plaintiff had already showed some of her friends and coworkers the professionally damaging videos.
Sexual Harassment Claims Between the Singer and her Former Manager
In April 2018, the singer’s former manager filed a lawsuit accusing her of sexual harassment and breach of contract, although the singer quickly denied these accusations. They recently settled that dispute.
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Sexual harassment in the workplace is unfortunately a real problem that both men and women are subjected to daily. Sexual harassment is a form of sexual discrimination and is listed under Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964.
In order to prevent sexual harassment claims from happening in the workplace, it is important that employers implement strict policies. Further, employers should not ignore sexual harassment claims under any circumstances.
Middletown Sexual Harassment Lawyers at McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C. Represent both Employers and Employees Dealing with Sexual Harassment Lawsuits
If you or someone you know has a sexual harassment claim in the workplace, the Middletown sexual harassment lawyers at McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C. are here to help. Our experienced lawyers investigate employee complaints and help employers implement policies that will help prevent sexual harassment accusations from happening again. Call our Red Bank office at 732-842-6500, our Marlton office at 856-985-9800, our Newark office at 973-878-9040, or contact us at 888-396-0736 or online for a free consultation. We represent clients throughout New Jersey.