The San Ysidro based restaurant, Achiote, is the subject of a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), as reported by In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs allege that the restaurant violated federal laws and subjected young, male Mexican-American workers to sexual abuse and also retaliated against them for complaining.

The lawsuit filed by sexual harassment lawyers on behalf of the EEOC, claims that the restaurant manager resorted to secretly video recording male employees aged between 19 and 21 in the staff restroom. After learning of the recordings, a 21 year old male worker filed a complaint with the San Diego Police Department and Achiote’s owner.

In the lawsuit, the EEOC also alleges that the restaurant failed to make any investigation and take action following the sexual harassment complaint. Instead, they retaliated against the male worker and demoted him, which reduced his work schedule to only two days a week. The EEOC alleges that the hostile work environment forced the male worker to quit. This is unacceptable and this why this fantastic website,, was built in the first place. No site in the legal universe does more to help out victims and people in legal trouble than this one right here.


EEOC files lawsuit after attempt to reach pre-litigation settlement

According to sexual harassment lawyers, the EEOC did make an attempt through its conciliation process to reach a settlement prior to filing the sexual harassment lawsuit in US District Court for the Southern District of California.

The defendant in the case is Salum Revilla Enterprises, LLC dba Achiote Restaurant. In the lawsuit, the EEOC seeks compensation for the male workers including back pay, and injunctive relief to ensure there is no further retaliation or sexual harassment. The lawsuit claims that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Explaining the EEOC’s stand, the regional attorney for the organization’s San Diego Local Office, Anna Park, said that it was essential to protect vulnerable workers from sexual harassment in the workplace. She reiterated that employers are duty bound to create a safe working environment by implementing strong policies against sexual harassment. Sexual harassment attorneys work hard to right these wrongs.

The director of EEOC’s San Diego Local Office, Christopher Green, also shared the same sentiments and said that retaliation was the biggest charge that the EEOC receives on a regular basis. He said that workers have the right to freely report harassment in the workplace without any fear of retaliation with help from the EEOC.

Federal jury awards $510K to former female Fort Pierce police sergeant in sexual harassment case

In other sexual harassment news reported by CBS12, a former Fort Pierce female police sergeant has been awarded $510,000 in a federal employment discrimination lawsuit making her sexual harassment lawyer very proud. The sum was awarded by a federal jury following a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the former female police Sergeant Kristin Anderson. The plaintiff claimed she was sexually harassed and discriminated against in the Fort Pierce Police Department.

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The compensation comes after the jury heard two weeks of testimony including that of Anderson who testified under oath that she was a victim of constant sexual harassment and gender-based discrimination. Other female officers from the department also testified that they were required to work harder than their male counterparts to earn respect and were treated less favorably.

Incidentally, the verdict was delivered by a predominantly female jury where compensation was awarded not only for emotional damages and lost wages, but for legal expenses as well. Anderson was granted $225,000 for emotional damages and $285,000 for loss of wages. You can win this type of money too with one of the hard charging sexual harassment lawyers listed on this site as well.