Orange County’s Sexual Harassment Scandal, Perpetrated by the District Attorney

On Behalf of | Feb 21, 2022 | Firm News

A flurry of Deputy Attorneys have been filing Sexual Harassment and Retaliation lawsuits against the current Orange County.  The plaintiffs allege that harassment in the workplace has been perpetrated and tolerated by Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer and Senior Assistant District Attorney Gary Logalbo.

The Allegations

The allegations go beyond the scope of only sexual harassment. One plaintiff, a Muslim refugee, filed a lawsuit against Logalbo citing not only sexual harassment but also racist remarks made by the Senior Assistant DA.[1]

DA Todd Spitzer is also accused of retaliating against the four plaintiffs for speaking against the alleged harassment. DA Spitzer is accused of bad-mouthing one of the accusers to a local reporter and releasing the first sexual harassment report to over 700 employees. This sexual harassment report contained information that put the accusers at risk of being identified by their fellow employees, and as a result, would be provoked into dropping the allegations.

Appalling Behavior by the Senior Assistant District Attorney

Some of the instances of harassment made by the Senior Assistant DA Todd Logalbo that are quoted in the lawsuits are, “If there wasn’t anyone here right now, I would grab your ass.” And another instance in which Logalbo took a picture of one female employee as she bent over and said, “This one is for the spank bank, I’ll use it later.”

What to do if You or Someone You Know is Experiencing Similar Harassment?

Workplace harassment can lead to PTSD, and other forms of mental trauma, as well as making the workplace a much more toxic environment for everyone in the workplace.  If you believe you are facing a hostile work environment, gender discrimination, race discrimination, or sexual harassment in the workplace, then please contact our dedicated and experienced discrimination attorneys at Makarem & Associates at 310.312.0299 or email us at [email protected]. You will not be disappointed!

[1] https://www.ocregister.com/2022/01/19/3-more-prosecutors-sue-orange-county-alleging-sexual-harassment-by-former-high-level-supervisor/

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