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Category: Sexual Harassment

California Workplace Sexual Harassment Statistics 2022

Posted in Employment Law,Sexual Harassment,Workplace Discrimination on June 30, 2022

Sexual harassment in the workplace violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act. Sexual harassment can come in many forms in the workplace and is, unfortunately, somewhat common. California law defines sexual harassment not only as unwelcome advances or sexual actions that create a hostile work environment but also… read more

Sexual Harassment, Assault, and Abuse in California: What’s the Difference?

Posted in Employment Law,Sexual Harassment,Workplace Discrimination on April 15, 2022

While it’s hard to put a label on the emotional impact of any type of unwanted sexual act, the law must have very distinct categories. The main differences among the terms sexual assault, sexual harassment, and sexual abuse are their legal implications – and none of these words can categorize the emotional impact that they… read more

Forced Arbitration for Sex Abuse Nullified by New Bill

Posted in Employment Law,Sexual Harassment on February 14, 2022

Bipartisan legislation was approved by Congress on Thursday, February 10, 2022, that bars the application of forced arbitration in cases of workplace sexual harassment and sexual assault claims. The measure has now been sent to President Biden in an effort to stop a secretive practice that has been used frequently to prevent perpetrators from experiencing… read more

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

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