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      CommentAuthorFrenchy Fry
    • CommentTimeOct 3rd 2010 edited
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    The Blankenship Law Firm and Federal Government Sue Fry's Electronics  
    The Blankenship Law Firm and Federal Government Advance Employee Rights, Sue National Retail Chain Fry's Electronics for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation  
     
    Supervisor Fired for Reporting Sexual Harassment of Female Sales Associate To Fry's Headquarters and Management  
     
    SEATTLE, WA - September 29, 2010 -- National retail chain Fry's Electronics violated state and federal laws by failing to take action against the sexual harassment of a young female employee and retaliating against her supervisor, Ka Lam, after he spoke out on her behalf. Today the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Seattle. The Blankenship Law Firm has already filed claims in Washington state court on May 21, 2010 on Mr. Lam's behalf and is moving to join the federal case today.  
     
    A high-level manager of Fry's Renton, Washington store began targeting sales associate America Rios in early 2007 for sex. Even though Rios was under 21 years old at the time and had repeatedly refused his advances, the harasser continually sent her sexually charged text messages with invitations to his house and offers of alcohol.  
     
    Rios reported the harassment to her immediate supervisor, Ka Lam, one of the first employees at the Fry's Washington location. When Lam spoke to headquarters and upper management on her behalf, he was told to focus on his job and that some "changes might be happening." Within days, Fry's suspended Mr. Lam and shortly thereafter fired him, falsely claiming poor performance. EEOC findings, however, prove that Mr. Lam had never received a bad review and was consistently promoted during his four years with the company.  
     
    According to Scott Blankenship, Mr. Lam's attorney, "Mr. Lam would do it again, even though it cost him his job and a career at Fry's. Every woman in the workplace is someone's daughter, mother or sister."  
     
    "I could not stand by and allow Ms. Rios and other women to be exposed to this toxic environment where they were being targeted for sex by Fry's management, so I stood up for her," said Mr. Lam.  
    "These laws protect women, and they would be toothless without people as courageous as Mr. Lam who report sexual harassment in the workplace," said Seattle attorney Scott Blankenship.  
    "Washington has a long and proud history of furthering the rights of women and employees. Washington's Law Against Discrimination has broader remedies and is one of the most comprehensive in the nation. We look forward to working with the EEOC to enforce these important laws and applaud the EEOC's efforts in further exposing the sexual harassment and retaliation at Fry's," said Seattle attorney Scott Blankenship.  
     
    The Blankenship Law Firm, P.S., is an AV-rated law firm located in downtown Seattle with lawyers licensed in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. The firm practice emphasizes employment law, including representing employees in all phases of negotiation and litigation. More information is available online at www.blankenshiplawfirm.com.
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      CommentAuthorasdf
    • CommentTimeOct 3rd 2010
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    Good stuff.  
     
    Supervisor Mr. Ka Lam sticks up for his employee America Rios for sexual harassment, to Frys Corporate, Frys Corporate fires him for bad performance. Mr. Lam had no record of poor performance. So he gets a lawyer and the government to sue Frys Inc.  
     
    This makes a good class action lawsuit.
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      CommentAuthorFrenchy Fry
    • CommentTimeOct 3rd 2010 edited
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    It happened at store 10, and they recently lost an AV Manager.
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      CommentAuthorAyaHu
    • CommentTimeOct 4th 2010
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    I'm cheering for anyone that sues Fry's!Superhero!
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      CommentAuthorLiana Mei
    • CommentTimeOct 20th 2010
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    We need more people like Mr. Lam. Its Fry's loss...I'm sure he will be a fine asset to his next employer. And yes, good going on the lawsuit. I usually frown upon lawsuits in general but this is the exception. Fry's Management needs a wake-up call.
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    sweet video
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      CommentAuthorShigman
    • CommentTimeOct 24th 2010
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    Guest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxz-0hHc3Xw
    Waste of space in this discussion bro
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      CommentAuthorShigman
    • CommentTimeOct 24th 2010
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    I DARE anyone who works at Fry's to bring this up in V Con and see what corporate plans to do about this kind of thing in the future.....
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    Be interesting to see the whole facts about this case. Not just one side.
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    What is up with that video
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      CommentAuthorShigman
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2010
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    Anyone have updates on the suit? What website can I go to to see what kind of damage Randy Fry is going to get from this due to his asshole home office workers.
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    Most of these lawsuits diappear from the public.  
     
    Unfortunately, the people that do sue, have no idea what they May be entitiled to.  
     
    Everyone says, " I will sue Fry's" for this or that.  
     
    A few may have a Very, very valid case as in this one.  
     
    This may break their bank, as to continue as a Private company, or sell ( Remember the Omar gambling fool )  
     
    I bet they cash in, before this goes to court.
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      CommentAuthorShigman
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2010
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    OK so it's December 6th: Any updates on this case? Any links to read up on?