Residential Home Funding Corp., a New York-based mortgage lender, is now facing a sexual harassment lawsuit. A former employee has accused a group of top male executives at the company of harassing her, creating a toxic work environment. Among other things, they are accused of physically, mentally, and emotionally abusing her in a systematic way. RealFi has denied all of the allegations in an official statement, claiming that this is simply the result of a disgruntled former employee looking for revenge.
If you have been sexually harassed at your workplace, you are fully entitled to file a lawsuit against those responsible. With help from a qualified, experienced attorney, you can take effective legal action and hold your abusers accountable for their acts of gross misconduct. You can also receive a settlement, and this provides compensation for emotional distress, humiliation, and other damages.
Lawsuit Alleges Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination
Sexual harassment is considered a form of gender discrimination, which is illegal under the Civil Rights Act. The lawsuit claims that on 13 separate occasions, a female marketing director at RealFi was sexually harassed. This harassment took the form of verbal comments in many cases. For example, one exec asked her to “dress sexy” while at work. Another exec called her a “dumb bitch,” while a third exec asked her to hook him up with her “hot friends.”
In addition, the plaintiff claims that the company did not respect her maternity leave of 12 weeks. This is a serious form of gender discrimination, as the Civil Rights Act clearly states that no one can be treated differently for being pregnant. The plaintiff claims that her maternity leave caused one of her superiors to scream in her face. In addition, she claims that she was made to “fight for her earned commission.” At the end of the day, this individual is clearly claiming that she was treated differently than other employees simply because she was a woman.
This Isn’t the First Time Mortgage Lenders Have Been Sued
It seems as though mortgage lenders have an issue with sexual harassment in the United States. LoanDepot just faced a similar lawsuit not too long ago for a similarly toxic work environment. RealFi has also been involved with a slew of legal issues over the years, including a fraud case just three years ago which resulted in them paying a $1.67-million settlement to the DOJ.
Enlist the Help of a Qualified Attorney Today
If you have been sexually harassed at your workplace, it makes sense to get in touch with a qualified sexual harassment attorney in New York as soon as possible. Evidence has a tendency to disappear if you wait too long, and the statute of limitations may bar you from taking legal action if you delay. Book your consultation with a legal professional today and make sure your abusers see consequences.