Sexual Misconduct in the Fast Food Industry

Female employees in the fast food industry experience alarmingly high rates of sexual misconduct.  As many as two out of every five women are victims of sexual misconduct including but not limited to, sexual teasing, jokes, remarks or questions; hugging or touching; and questions about sexual interests or unwanted information about others’ sexual interests. According to a national survey by Hart Research Associates, only 42% of these victims report the misconduct because they fear either retaliation by reduced scheduled hours or termination.

As is well-documented by the #MeToo movement, the victims suffer physically and emotionally long after the misconduct occurs.  Common problems include stress, anxiety, depression, changes in sleep patterns and changes in appetite.

Many female fast food employees are younger and women with children to support. Many of these victims feel that their only recourse is to try to avoid the person who is the cause of the problems and misconduct.

Experience Matters

Sauder Schelkopf has a nationally recognized sexual misconduct practice with significant experience fighting for victims.   Our former prosecutors have extensive experience investigating and trying cases on behalf of victims of all ages.  Sauder Schelkopf, and co-counsel, recently reached a $215 million settlement on behalf of female patients of Dr. George Tyndall, a gynecologist at the University of Southern California accused of sexual misconduct since the 1990s.  We currently represent survivors of clergy sexual abuse in dioceses throughout the country.  We have a class action lawsuit pending on behalf of males who were victims of sexual misconduct by Dr. Richard Strauss, the Ohio State team doctor, while they were students and student-athletes at Ohio State University.

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If you or a loved one was the victim of sexual misconduct, contact the lawyers at Sauder Schelkopf by filling out the form on this page. 

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