Anti-harassment advocate settles suit with California resort
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman featured in Time magazine as a prominent member of the #MeToo movement has settled her sexual harassment lawsuit against a Southern California luxury resort and the staffing agency that got her a dishwashing job there.
Sandra Pezqueda’s attorney says Tuesday that the settlement calls for Excellent Maintenance Service to pay her client $250,000. Pezqueda will then release the firm and the Terranea resort from any claims.
Pezqueda alleged she was fired after complaining to management about a supervisor who sexually harassed her.
She was included in Time’s “Persons of the Year” issue last December that honored so-called “silence breakers” who spoke out against harassment.
In settling, the defendants don’t acknowledge any wrongdoing.
Terranea has said the resort is “a woman-led business with a zero-tolerance policy toward harassment.”