4/18/2018 – Represented female Partner at Ernst & Young in claims of sexual harassment and assault

Mr. Wigdor represented Jessica Casucci, a Partner at Ernst & Young (“EY”), in connection with her claims of sexual harassment, sexual assault and retaliation against EY, one of the largest accounting firms in the world.  In a complaint filed in the EEOC on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Ms. Casucci alleges that a male Partner at EY sexually harassed and groped her at a company-sponsored conference, and then sent Ms. Casucci lewd emails and text messages asking her to join him in his hotel room later that evening.

As alleged, after Ms. Casucci finally gained the courage to report the sexual misconduct, she was told by EY’s Global Diversity & Inclusiveness Officer that she might not hear anything back in response to her complaint, but that she should “trust the Firm” to take the matter seriously.  Instead, EY did little or nothing to discipline the male partner in question; as Ms. Casucci would later find out in early 2018, her complaint that she was sexually assaulted was never documented, nor reported up the chain of command at EY, the EEOC complaint alleges.