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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.

Steps to take to counter sexual harassment at work

Workplace sexual harassment can be stressful and demoralizing, but California employees who are facing it can take steps to make it stop. They should not just quit or try to avoid the problem. People are entitled to work in an environment where sexual harassment is not taking place.

Threat of career harm often prevents sexual harassment claims

Sexual advances from clients toward California employees often go unreported because victims worry about losing status at work. A survey of working women between 18 and 34 revealed that a full third of them had experienced some form of sexual harassment in the workplace. Although survey data indicates that the experience is common, actual complaints to employers remain rare. Fears about retaliation such as losing a prestigious account, loss of promotion opportunities and outright dismissal keep most victims silent.

Evolving attitudes about sexual harassment

California workers who are protected by laws against sexual harassment would not have had that coverage just a few decades ago. For many years, women in the workplace had little choice but to put up with sexual harassment or quit. There was not even a single word that described the experience until a group of women came up with the phrase "sexual harassment" in 1975. It was soon popularized by media, and in a survey done by Redbook magazine, 80 percent of women reported that they had been sexually harassed in their workplace.

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