Even in the #MeToo age, this woman got nowhere trying to fight back against harassment

It can be illegal for employers like Chikara Mochi to fail to protect employees from sexual harassment and then to fire them when they learn of such complaints, said Sunu P. Chandy, legal director for the National Women’s Law Center in Washington, D.C.

“Under California law, protections against sexual harassment are available even when there’s only one employee,” she said. “An employer is required to provide a safe environment for its workers, and that just doesn’t mean in their own physical building or from their own employees. Employers must keep workers safe from sexual harassment by third parties and that includes vendors, clients and customers.”