Top Chef Alum Mike Isabella Sued for Sexual Harassment
Mike Isabella, the Washington chef who competed on Season 6 of Bravo’s Top Chef, has been sued for sexual harassment by a former manager.
In a lawsuit filed in D.C. Superior Court, a woman names him and four of his business partners at Mike Isabella Concepts, alleging that they groped her, commented on the size of her rear end and labeled her with female slurs.
She alleged that she became the “target of extraordinary sex-based hostility and abuse.”
She said she was fired on Dec. 5 before one of the restaurant’s grand opening after Isabella had been allegedly drinking and called her derogatory names.
Several employees left after the alleged incident on Dec. 5 and claim there were many derogatory names thrown around by employees at the restaurant.
Isabella claims that the woman stormed off and refused to return to work.
Sexual harassment can cause extreme stress, making it hard to have a good work performance. Sexual harassment is illegal and usually creates a hostile and intimidating work environment. If you think you have been experienced sexual harassment at work, you need to seek legal help as soon as possible as there is a time limit to file a work-related claim. Our Florida Sexual Harassment Lawyers at Whittel & Melton are committed to protecting the rights of employees and making sure that justice is served.