Sandra Pezqueda filed a suit alleging that her supervisor at the Terranea Resort, a luxury retreat in Southern California, pursued her for months. When she rebuffed him, he changed her schedule and cut her hours. "Someone who is in the limelight is able to speak out more easily than people who are poor," she says. "The reality of being a woman is the same—the difference is the risk each woman must take." (Attorneys for the staffing company that employed Pezqueda deny her allegations. Terranea Resort declined to comment.) Pezqueda is among the Silence Breakers, TIME's Person of the Year. Read the full story on TIME.com. Photograph by Billy & Hells for TIME. #TIMEPOY
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Sandra Pezqueda, one of the “Silence Breakers” recognized by Time Magazine, is not a celebrity. She’s an immigrant mother who washed dishes at the fancy Terranea Resort.
After Sandra came forward to report predatory sexual harassment, she was fired. She has now filed a lawsuit alleging discrimination and retaliation against the Terrenea Resort and the staffing agency through which she was employed.
The choice is yours: stick with the Terranea, or stand with Sandra and cease doing business at the resort. Will you stand with Sandra?