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Category: Sexual Harassment

How Can I Prove Sexual Harassment With No Witnesses?

Posted in Sexual Harassment on May 15, 2019

Sexual harassment is a pervasive problem in the workplace. The most recent year data is available, nearly 30% of all charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) dealt with sexual discrimination, including sexual harassment. If someone sexually harassed you in the workplace, you have every right to seek justice and restitution. Even if… read more

What Is Quid Pro Quo Harassment in the Workplace

Posted in Sexual Harassment,Workplace Discrimination on February 20, 2019

Sexual discrimination in the workplace is an unacceptable offense that comes in many forms. An employer or coworker who makes sexually suggestive comments, overt sexual remarks, or engages in any unwanted contact creates a hostile work environment for the victim. One of the most common forms of sexual harassment in the workplace is quid pro… read more

When Workplace Relationships Lead to Harassment

Posted in Sexual Harassment on November 13, 2018

As most people know, 2018 was the year of the #MeToo movement. One strong voice became many, as women and men came out in force to raise awareness of sexual assault. They let the world know they weren’t going to stand by and allow sexual harassment to continue in the workplace – or anywhere else,… read more

Bystander Effect of Workplace Harassment

Posted in Sexual Harassment,Workplace Discrimination on September 27, 2018

Many workplace harassment incidents don’t only involve the victim and the perpetrator. Instead, many members of the office or corporation may be aware that something illegal is occurring, yet never report a problem. The culture of silence surrounding workplace harassment has gotten in the way of legal action, arrests, and justice in the past. Spotting… read more

Female employees win $10 million settlement with Ford

Posted in Firm News,Sexual Harassment on September 2, 2017

In a bit of news that may have slipped under your radar in the last couple of weeks, Ford settled a lawsuit with a group of female employees to the tune of $10.1 million. The allegations made by the women stem from a hostile work environment at a Chicago assembly plant that they claim fostered… read more

What is a hostile work environment?

Posted in Firm News,Sexual Harassment on August 16, 2017

Almost everyone has had a job they found unpleasant or coworkers they didn’t get along with. But when does a bad workplace become a hostile work environment? While it can be hard to get your work done when your coworker plays their music too loudly or your boss ignores you when you ask for help,… read more

Will smartphone apps become the new forum for reporting harassment?

Posted in Firm News,Sexual Harassment on June 30, 2017

For the last few weeks, our blog has been providing some essential legal background on the topic of sexual harassment — establishing facts, debunking myths, examining how it occurs — with the objective of empowering employees to take the necessary action. The need for such an exercise becomes readily apparent once you see just how… read more

Clarifying how sexual harassment occurs in the workplace

Posted in Firm News,Sexual Harassment on June 22, 2017

Last time, our blog discussed how even though we would like to think otherwise, an astounding number of workers in this nation are subjected to sexual harassment by co-workers, supervisors and even clients. Indeed, one survey found one in three working women between 18-34 have been sexually harassed at some point. Given this lamentable state… read more

Debunking some of the myths about sexual harassment

Posted in Firm News,Sexual Harassment on June 15, 2017

If an individual works in a place where the notion of someone being victimized by sexual harassment seems utterly inconceivable given a universal effort to treat everyone with dignity and respect, they should consider themselves fortunate. Indeed, an unacceptably large number of employees in this nation are subjected to this deplorable — and illegal —… read more

Understanding why victims can be hesitant to report sexual harassment

Posted in Firm News,Sexual Harassment on April 20, 2017

As much as we would like to believe that workplaces here in California and across the nation have become more enlightened and unwilling to tolerate sexual harassment in any form, this is far from the reality. Worse yet, studies show many victims of this demoralizing and illegal conduct choose not to report it. Consider a… read more

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