Anyone who watches the news these days is well aware of the surge of sexual harassment complaints that is hitting Hollywood and politics right now. It seems as though people you never thought would do those sorts of things have been doing them. As tragic as this is, there is a silver lining of sorts to the situation. There is an increased awareness about the various forms of sexual harassment.
One of the last things that you want to deal with when you make a complaint about sexual harassment is having to deal with an employer who isn't taking you seriously. There are several things that employers might do that let you know they aren't taking your complaint in the manner they should.
New mothers who are breastfeeding a baby shouldn't have to choose between feeding their baby and going back to work. Fortunately, workers in California have special laws that protect them from having to make this choice.
Sexual harassment in the workplace is forbidden by law. There aren't escape clauses in those laws that make these apprehensible actions acceptable. With this in mind, you should feel free to alert your employer that the sexual harassment occurred. Unfortunately, some people don't feel free to make these reports because they fear that they will be retaliated against.
A student loan refinance startup, Social Finance Inc. (SoFi), had a wrongful termination lawsuit filed against it on Friday, August 11 by one of its former operations managers. The male employee's lawsuit accuses his former employer of having fired him without cause after he reported sexual harassment and other illegal actions his supervisors were seen participating in.
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The simplest answer to this question is that on-the-job sexual harassment looks ugly, it looks rude, and it looks unlawful. In fact, it is all three of these things. If you feel that a co-worker is sexually harassing you, even in the most mild and subtle ways, you are encouraged to report the behavior to your human resources department immediately.
A report released by the Department of the Interior on Monday, April 10, 2017, accuses Yosemite National Park's former superintendent of having created both a hostile and discriminatory work environment for the park's female employees. The department's Inspector General cites having interviewed at least 71 park employees that were able to corroborate the allegations.
Every day, in companies all across the country -- including many in California -- there are employees subjected to hostile work environments. Workplace harassment is real, and even though all of it may not rise to an illegal legal, it does not mean it is something for employers to ignore. Do you feel you were subject to harassment in the workplace? Do you feel your employer did nothing to stop it? You may have legal recourse.
Companies in California are bound by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which says that sexual harassment is a type of discrimination. As such, all employees should know a few key facts about sexual harassment so that they can protect themselves if necessary.