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Sexual Harassment Archives

Knowing the facts about sexual harassment is important

This blog recently discussed the serious nature of sexual harassment in the workplace. It can be helpful to be armed with the facts concerning sexual harassment if a worker is experiencing it or concerned about it. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII applies to companies with greater than 15 employees, state and local governments and some others. It protects workers in the workplace from sexual harassment.

Sexual harassment lawsuit brought against California start-up

Harassment of the sexual nature is not permitted in the workplace, and victims have legal protections to be aware of. It is often a difficult predicament to be involved in, sometimes causing employees to fail to timely report these acts. Nonetheless, employees have rights and the ability to assert them to ensure a safe work environment and protected civil rights.

Trial begins in L.A.-area sexual harassment and retaliation claim

Workers are protected in several different ways in the workplace. These employee rights extend to various situations, involving both employees and employers. And in cases where a worker believes his or her rights have been violated, it is possible to assert these rights.

LAPD officer brings lawsuit for sexual harassment

Residents in California and elsewhere are well aware that they are afforded rights in the work environment. Unfortunately, these rights are not always protected and are sometimes violated by an employer or fellow co-worker. Victims of sexual harassment are protected by the resources and remedies available through the legal process.

What is sexual harassment in a California workplace?

Federal and California laws protect workers from sexual harassment in the workplace. The Equal Opportunity Employment Commission defines sexual harassment as unwelcome sexual advances, or sexual conduct which interferes with the victim's job performance or creates a hostile or offensive work environment.

Sexual harassment rampant in cocktail industry

As most readers of this blog know, California has strict laws against sexual harassment in the workplace. One industry, however, seems to overlook these prohibitions on a regular basis. As 2016 came to a close, a number of men and women went public with tales of sexual harassment in what is broadly known as the hospitality industry, i.e., hotels, restaurants and bars.

Restaurant ordered to compensate worker for sexual harassment

Sexual harassment often leads to complaints to management by the offended worker and then, unfortunately, to termination of the employee. Younger workers are especially vulnerable to such wrongful termination because they are not aware of their legal rights and may be reluctant to speak out. A recent decision by a federal court in California shows, however, that such unlawful termination after a justified complaint of sexual harassment can lead to an award of damages in favor of the employee.

TV anchor pursues sexual harassment charges against her boss

Another prominent television personality has come forward with allegations of sexual harassment by her superior. This time, the victim is Karla Amezola, a news anchor for Estrella TV; the defendants are Lieberman Broadcasting, Inc., the owner of Estrella, and Andrés Angulo. The lawsuit was filed in June 2016 in Los Angeles Superior Court, but the case is just now drawing significant attention after another anchor from Estrella, Adriana Ruggiero, brought a lawsuit in which she alleged similar acts of sexual harassment.

Jury awards nurses $4.3 million in damages for sexual harassment

Gay men and women are often the target of workplace harassment and discrimination, but, occasionally, the shoe ends up on the other foot. A Los Angeles Superior Court jury recently awarded a total of $1.7 million in actual and punitive damages to nurses who claimed they had been subjected to sexual harassment and workplace discrimination by a homosexual male supervisor in the mental health unit at Community Hospital of Long Beach.

What is considered sexual harassment?

If you or a loved is in a situation involving sexual harassment at work you may wonder what is legally considered sexual harassment and what legal remedies may be available in sexual harassment situations. According to the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, sexual harassment is unwelcomed sexual advances or sexual conduct that unreasonably interferes with the victim's ability to perform their job or creates a hostile, offensive or intimidating work environment.

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