A few weeks ago, a New Jersey employment law case that sounded more like a soap opera than a dispute between a high-level executive and a multi-million-dollar corporation came to a close. Love triangles! Revenge! Money! This case had it all.
The two men, Paul "PJ" Cagnina and Scott Peterson charge that they were repeatedly sexually harassed by their boss, Rick Leukert, during their years of employment at Hooters in Los Angeles and Orange Counties and they are suing both the boss and the restaurant. Both Cagnina and Peterson claim that retaliation followed their complaints about harassment and Peterson reports being fired as a result. It is not clear whether Cagnina is still employed by the company.