Labor & Employment Law

Suit Says Law Firm Holiday Party Ended at Bikini Bar, Where Partner Bought Worker a Lap Dance

A former investigator at Glancy Binkow & Goldberg has sued the California law firm, contending that a fraternity-like atmosphere subjected her to a hostile work environment.

Among other allegations, Ashlee Ilewicz, who worked at the firm 14 months before being fired, says founding partner Lionel Glancy took employees to a Los Angeles bikini bar after the firm’s 2009 holiday party, reports the Los Angeles Times.

In addition to paying for their admission, she says in the Los Angeles Superior Court suit, he also purchased a lap dance for at least one firm employee.

Ilewicz also alleges that a lawyer displayed photos of nude women on the wall of his office and that partners at the plaintiff’s securities firm at one point gave binoculars to a male worker so he could “leer at the hot women through the office windows.”

Glancy declined to comment, but attorney Stuart Tochner, who represents the firm, tells the Daily Journal that Ilewicz’s allegations aren’t true.

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