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What does on-the-job sexual harassment usually look like?

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.

Former head of Yosemite cited as disparaging females

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.

What is an employer's duty when workplace harassment is reported?

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.

Important facts regarding sexual harassment

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.

Transit Worker Sues for Wrongful Termination

A man who was hired by Pierce Transit in California's neighboring Washington is seeking financial compensation through a wrongful termination suit. The man is alleging that he was wrongfully fired after the company learned of his previous criminal record, which included a series of break-ins and license revocations dating back more than a decade.

Lesbian LAPD Officers Net $1.25M in Sex Harassment Case

The embattled Los Angeles Police Department has agreed to pay $1.25 million to two lesbian officers after the duo reportedly experienced a hostile work environment. This settlement is the latest in a string of six- and seven-figure settlements stemming from the actions of California's LAPD, which has been plagued by accusations of retaliation, discrimination and sexual harassment. In this case, the two women said they were repeatedly harassed by a supervisor.

Medi-Cal Worker Alleges Sexual Harassment

A former employee of the public health plan that administers Medi-Cal in Ventura County, California, is suing her employer for retaliation and wrongful termination. The woman was reportedly subjected to a hostile work environment during her tenure at Gold Coast Health Plan, according to the suit, which alleges that the organization's CEO made sexual advances without the woman's consent.

Cop sues department, city for sexual harassment

Police officers are supposed to protect the public and each other from those breaking the law, but it appears that one officer in Contra Costa County, Ca., forgot this part of his duty. The man is accused of creating a hostile work environment for a female co-worker after the two broke off their romantic relationship. The pair had been dating sporadically for three years when the man began stalking the woman, according to court documents. The woman is suing the city and the police department for allowing the harassment to continue.

Woman files termination suit against Houston firm for harassment

A Harris County woman has filed a civil suit against a Houston employer for wrongful termination relating to a sexual harassment claim. The woman, who had been employed by Crown Castle USA, alleges that she was fired from her job after she submitted complaints about sexual harassment and discrimination at the company. The suit, which was filed in a Houston court, claims that the company mistreated the woman and retaliated against her because of the sexual harassment allegations.

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