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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NBCUniversal is facing some serious accusation about the conduct of the conglomerate's response to allegations of sexual harassment that a female worker made against her supervisor. The woman's claims include a variety of comments allegedly made by the male worker.
Chipotle, the Mexican restaurant that started strong and seemed to spring up overnight all over the country, has already seen its share of troubles.