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January 2012 Archives

Firefighter likely fired because of her gender

When a person is seeking the help of a firefighter or emergency service worker, their only concern is the ability of the person reporting to assist them, not whether they are a man or woman. One California woman, who sought to be a firefighter and paramedic in Carlsbad, was terminated because she is a woman in a male-dominated profession. The woman is now seeking money from the city for the discrimination she faced.

Restaurant settles sexual harassment lawsuit

Sexual harassment in the workplace can create an extremely hostile work environment for the victim of the act and unfortunately, even when those victims speak out, they are not always heard. In a recent case, the voices of sexual harassment victims were finally heard and changes were finally enforced.

Harassment allegations filed against California women's shelter

A woman who worked as the director of a California shelter for victims of domestic violence recently brought a harassment and discrimination lawsuit against her former bosses. A shelter that provides services for women and children in need ought to be the last place to find harassment. However, these allegations show that sexual harassment can occur anywhere.

Discrepancies complicate sexual harassment claims against CEO

A former CEO of Hewlett-Packard has been accused of sexually harassing a contractor who worked for him, according to a letter ordered released by a court last week. In the letter from the woman's attorney, the executive is accused of kissing the woman, touching her inappropriately and trying to persuade her to have sex with him on multiple occasions.

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