When a California employee experiences unwanted physical contact or verbal advances of a sexual nature in the workplace, that person has the right to speak up and take action. Recently, several plaintiffs in three different lawsuits against the California Democratic Party secured a reasonable settlement after they spoke out about sexual harassment they experienced. Multiple people claimed that party leader Eric Bauman touched them inappropriately.
Every California employee has the right to a workplace that is free from degrading and inappropriate treatment from employers and co-workers. Sexual harassment is an unfortunate problem in many different types of workplaces, and the legal field is no exception. Statistics indicate that as many as 54% of female attorneys experienced sexual harassment at some point in their careers.
Women are often subjected to unfair and inappropriate treatment in the workplace. This is true in almost any type of job, including the medical field. In fact, sexual harassment in the medical field may be much more common than many realize. Female doctors, nurses and other types of health care professionals may have to deal with inappropriate comments and unwanted contact from patients and even their own coworkers.
When a worker experiences inappropriate or illegal treatment in the workplace, he or she has the right to report this to the employer. At this point, it would be reasonable to assume that the employer is doing something about it, including appropriate disciplinary action against the offending party. One California employer is facing accusations of mishandling sexual harassment claims, failing to recognize the serious nature of these allegations and minimizing employee concerns.
Workers in California should feel safe and respected in the workplace, but many women do not have this experience. Unfortunately, workplace sexual harassment is still a serious problem that affects women in all different industries and sectors. Female employees in the tech industry say the problem is especially problematic in their chosen career fields. Google's ongoing sexual harassment scandal is perhaps a excellent example of this.
California employees have the right to expect that they will be able to go to work, do their jobs and fulfill their duties without experiencing harassment or discrimination of any kind. There are both state and federal laws that protect employees from sexual harassment, but unfortunately, it still happens. Thankfully, there are fewer incidents of this type of harassment being reported.
McDonald's is one of the most popular restaurants in the United States, but the well-known chain is currently facing allegations of inappropriate behavior in several of its restaurant locations. The company is currently facing 25 charges related to the occurrence of sexual harassment reported by workers. These charges involve incidents that took place in corporate offices and locations in 20 different cities across the United States.