For the second time over the past few months, a California jury has awarded a worker a multi-million verdict based on allegations of sexual harassment.
Many people think of sexual harassment perpetrators as male and victims as female, and indeed, this is a common pattern. But, both men and women face harassment at work, and transgender and transsexual individuals often face both harassment and other obstacles to their careers. In response to this ongoing crisis, the California State Legislature has taken action to curtail harassment in the workplace.
Sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination, which has been outlawed both by federal civil rights laws and by California's Fair Employment and Housing Act. In previous posts, we've discussed what sexual harassment is. In this post, we will describe the steps people can take if they have been the victims of sexual harassment.
Whenever January 1 rolls around, it means not just a new year but new laws in California and other jurisdictions. This year, in response to the #MeToo movement, some new laws have come into effect on the topic of harassment. This blog post will discuss some of these new laws here in California.
With the rise of the #MeToo movement, sexual harassment has been a major news story over the past year or so. Women and men have discussed their own personal experiences with sexual harassment, sometimes in gut-wrenching detail. The consensus is that sexual harassment is something no one should have to put up with. But, what exactly is sexual harassment? This blog post will describe sexual harassment in more detail.
It was a little over a year ago that many people began sharing their sexual harassment stories in response to several high-profile individuals being accused of sexual harassment. People may be wondering whether this heightened profile has also resulted in more complaints to the government about illegal sexual harassment. Some figures recently released by the federal government show that this may indeed have happened.
If a single news story has dominated the 2018 headlines, it's been sexual harassment in the workplace. One would think that awareness of the issue is at an all-time high, yet studies show that the problem itself is as prevalent as ever.