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Representing victims of hostile work environments

A previous post on this blog discussed how many, if not most, Los Angeles victims of sexual harassment have to jump through a few extra hoops in order to get justice following their ordeal. Specifically, claims involving a hostile work environment, such as a supervisor making or allowing lewd comments or systemically inappropriate behavior, normally have to be reported through internal channels before a victim can take the matter to court.

Do I have to report workplace harassment before suing?

As any Los Angeles, California, resident can probably state, being a victim of sexual harassment is both a frightening and embarrassing experience. As such, it may be difficult for a victim to come out and report the problem to his or her employer, particularly if the report is going to make a manager or well-respected employee look bad or, worse, lose his or her job.

Famous LA cinema's leadership face sex harassment claims

A Los Angeles area cinema that is well known in the city for, among other things, showing silent movies, is now being accused of itself keeping silent despite having a pervasive culture of upper management taking advantage of younger, female employees and volunteers.

Helping victims of sexual harassment get the justice they deserve

Sexual harassment cases are particularly troublesome because they are no doubt very embarrassing and frightening to Los Angeles-area victims, so much so that many victims may decide not to even report the issue to their human resources office.

Three victims bring sexual harassment lawsuit in California

Sexual harassment in the workplace is prohibited and victims are protected. In a nearby California community west of Los Angeles three women recently filed a claim that they were sexually harassed at the grocery store where they worked and that their supervisor allowed the sexual harassment to continue. One of the women worked for the company for 11 years and had a dream of moving up in the company. She wanted to learn from her supervisor but asserts he instead made sexually harassing comments to her and touched her inappropriately.

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.

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