A former assistant accused actor Robert DeNiro of sexual harassment and gender discrimination in a recently filed suit. In 2008, DeNiro hired the woman to act as his assistant. She claims that he subjected her to lewd comments, verbal abuse, physical misconduct, gender-based harassment, and assigned her stereotypically female tasks. Initially, Robert DeNiro filed a suit against the former assistant in August, alleging that she misused the company credit card and spent a four-day stretch watching television during work hours. She further alleges that the suit filed by DeNiro is a form of workplace retaliation.
Gender discrimination may mean that an employer treats a worker differently due to the gender of the employee. Employees facing this type of discrimination may be passed over for promotions despite possessing more experience or seniority than a co-worker or receive less pay for a position of equal status. Sexual harassment falls under the same umbrella of discrimination and may be comprised of verbal abuse or physical misconduct.
If you experienced sexual harassment or gender discrimination at your job, our Pennsylvania employment discrimination lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. will examine your claim and ensure a favorable outcome. To schedule a free consultation, call us today at 215-569-1999 or contact us online. We proudly serve clients throughout Pennsylvania and South Jersey from our offices in Philadelphia and Pennsauken, New Jersey.