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Baja Beach Cafe employee sues for sexual harassment

Posted at 6:11 PM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 22:48:54-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A Baja Beach Cafe employee is suing her employer and her former manager, alleging sexual harassment, negligence and sexual battery.

Allison Biagioni has worked at Baja Beach Cafe in Pacific Beach Cafe for three years. Biagioni says her former manager sexually harassed her multiple times. Biagioni says the incident that made her come forward was this past January at a birthday party with coworkers.

Biagioni says, the manager at the time, groped her, kissed her, and put her hand in his crotch. He also allegedly made inappropriate comments towards Biagioni in front of other coworkers.

Biagioni's attorney, Anna Yum, tells 10News the incident was reported to San Diego Police, but 10News is not naming the former manager because he was never arrested or charged with a crime.

The Baja Beach employee says she expressed her concerns with another manager and to human resources, but says the manager tried to dissuade her from moving forward with her complaint.

An attorney for the owners of Baja Beach, RMG Sunset, sent 10News the following statement:

We have not seen the lawsuit and don’t know about its content. Although we are not at liberty to discuss the specifics of employee matters, we can tell you that the company takes all employee complaints very seriously, investigates them thoroughly and responds accordingly, on a case by case basis. We value our employees and protect them to the best of our ability.
Perry Roshan-Zamir, General Counsel, Sunset RMG

Biaggioni thinks there are other victims and wants them to know it's okay to come forward. She wants any other victims are encouraged to call her attorney at the law offices of Anna R. Yum.