Bloomberg Law
July 10, 2020, 10:21 PM

California Law Firm Ivie McNeill, Partner Sued for Sex Harassment

Joyce E. Cutler
Joyce E. Cutler
Staff Correspondent

Los Angeles employment and civil rights law firm Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs failed to investigate or act on a lawyer’s allegations that she was sexually assaulted by a partner at the firm, according to a lawsuit filed in state court.

Chaena Dade, an associate who said returned to the firm after being promised there was an opportunity to make partner, alleges labor and employment attorney Rodney Diggs engaged in a campaign of harassment that included unwanted advances and requests for sex.

Dade alleges in the California Superior Court, Los Angeles, lawsuit filed Thursday that Diggs created a hostile ...

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