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The federal labor department is serious about sexual harassment

The Department of Labor continues to play a big role in preventing sexual harassment in the workplace. While the agency will never be able to completely end such behavior, it can take certain steps to help raise awareness.

Although laws continue to change in hopes of preventing such behavior in the workplace, people remain the same. For this reason, there is always the chance that sexual harassment could rear its ugly head. When this happens, the victim is put in an unenviable position. Not only can this impact the way the person does his or her job, but it can make him or her feel uncomfortable at times.

There are many types of sexual harassment, including but not limited to:

-- Unwanted touching.

-- Unwanted comments, gestures or jokes.

-- Transmitting sexually explicit pictures, emails or other type of media.

-- The request for a sexual favor in exchange for a promotion, raise or some other type of benefit.

-- The request for a sexual favor in exchange for not being fired.

The Department of Labor continues to do its part in helping prevent sexual harassment, such as by updating laws that govern punishments to companies that fail to promote a healthy work environment.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of sexual harassment, it is important to learn more about the many laws governing such behavior, such as those enforced by the Department of Labor. When the time comes to collect more information, our website can help. Visit our webpage entitled "Los Angeles Sexual Harassment Lawyers" for more advice.

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