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Victims of sexual harassment: Speak up and defend your rights

Sexual harassment continues to pervade society in spite of strict federal and state laws that prevent this abuse. The powerful protections offered under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 give women and men the right to healthy work conditions where sexual harassment doesn't exist. But is everyone exercising their rights in this regard? Unfortunately, no.

Woman aren't usually accused of sexual harassment

Sexual harassment is usually associated with power-hungry men who are in a position of power. There are very few cases that center around a woman being the aggressor in the case. This happens for a few reason, but it is imperative to remember that women can be the party who is harassing someone else.

5 people accuse a Los Angeles board member of sexual harassment

A 68-year-old Board of Commissioners member, who's in charge of overseeing the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, has been hit with five different sexual harassment complaints since December. The Los Angeles city department that the accused is a board member for is responsible for managing several downtown museums along Olvera Street. It employs 10 individuals full-time and at least a dozen part-timers.

Sexual harassment can affect a person's emotional health

Most California residents feel a sense of pride and joy when they obtain employment. Even if the job is not necessarily your first choice, landing a position can still allow you to feel as if you have made progress in reaching your dream job. You may want to focus on the positive aspects of the situation, but unfortunately, some issues at your place of employment may have you feeling less than optimistic.

Bill extends time to file complaint on workplace harassment

Currently, California workers who are victims of harassment have one year to file a complaint with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). This state agency is responsible for ensuring that workers are protected by California's anti-discrimination laws.

California sports coach files age discrimination lawsuit

The head coach of the University of Southern California's women's volleyball team -- who has enjoyed a winning, 17-year career in the position -- will not be returning as head coach for the 2018 season. The university decided not to extend the man's contract, even though the 74-year-old coach had no plans of retiring soon.

No small matter: Recognizing signs of workplace harassment

You've been working at the same California location for a long time. Some days, you bound out of bed and can't wait to get to the office to put your best foot forward toward a productive, successful workday. Other days, you wish you never had to show up for work again, at least in that particular place.

Don't take sexual harassment with a grain of salt

Sexual harassment at any point in your life is a horrible thing to have to experience. Unfortunately, many people are subjected to these types of events while they are at work. In these cases, the victims might choose to hold the employer accountable for the harassment. We can help you learn about the options that you have when your employer isn't taking your complaints of sexual harassment seriously.

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