NWLC Settles Sex Harassment Case Against California Cable Manufacturing Company
(Washington, D.C.) After a lengthy legal fight that began in September 2020, three women of color represented by the National Women’s Law Center obtained a settlement in their sexual harassment case against CableConn Industries, Inc. The settlement was approved by the court in August 2022. The women worked as cable assemblers in San Diego, California, and brought the case for the company’s failure to stop the extensive harassment and sexual abuse they faced on the job by their supervisors. NWLC, along with its co-counsel Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams LLP, resolved the lawsuit through a negotiated settlement agreement on behalf of plaintiffs Mhychelle Pieper, Ana Nuño, and Claudia Carson. The women also experienced severe retaliation after reporting their abuse to CableConn’s management. The lawsuit was initially filed in the Superior Court of the State of California, San Diego County against CableConn Industries, the company’s CEO and President, and two male supervisors.
In addition to monetary relief for the plaintiffs, the settlement requires that CableConn implement important changes to their existing policies and procedures related to sex harassment and other forms of discrimination. These critical reforms include retaining an outside human resources consultant and updating anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training requirements for employees and supervisors.
“We are proud to have supported these brave women in their years-long fight for justice and accountability,” said Jennifer Mondino, Director of the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund at NWLC. “This settlement—along with the harassment reforms that the company must now put into practice—represents an important step towards creating a safe environment for workers. We remain committed to combatting workplace sex discrimination in the courts and using every advocacy tool at our disposal to achieve gender justice.”