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Can sexual harassment take place over Zoom calls?

Employees have the right to expect their workplaces to be free from inappropriate treatment from other co-workers. With many now working remotely in California, co-workers are often interacting on Zoom and other chat platforms. Because of a recent lewd incident involving a CNN correspondent on a Zoom call with his co-workers, sexual harassment in virtual settings is a popular topic of conversation right now.

Sexual harassment in the workplace can have serious effects

California employees have the right to work in a place where they are not subjected to unfair or inappropriate treatment. Not only is sexual harassment inexcusable and inappropriate in any type of work environment, the victim can experience various adverse effects, including mental health problems. A new study finds that victims of sexual harassment are more likely to experience suicidal thoughts or attempt suicide.

What can you do about workplace sexual harassment?

Despite the fact that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits sexual harassment in the workplace, it still remains a serious problem in America. The National Conference of State Legislatures reports that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received over 7,500 sexual harassment claims in 2018, up 14% from 2017.

Is workplace bullying a form of sexual harassment?

If you have become the victim of workplace bullying, you know how humiliating and distressful it is. But if one or more coworkers are bullying you, can you file a sexual harassment claim under Title VII? The answer is, maybe. It all depends on the nature of the bullying.

How can sexual harassment affect your experience at work?

If you have been the victim of sexual harassment at your workplace in California, it has probably done more than cause you to feel uncomfortable. If left ignored, not only could you experience increasingly negative side effects, but the perpetrator of your harassment may begin to target more people and continue to create a hostile working environment. As soon as you feel that you have been harassed, it is imperative that you bring your concerns to the attention of a superior. 

Sexual harassment prevention training is mandatory

In recent years employers and employees alike have become quite familiar with what sexual harassment is, where it occurs and how it impacts the overall workplace. Many of our readers in California, like many others throughout the country, probably once were at the point where we all thought that society was progressing past this sort of workplace harassment. But, unfortunately, workplace scandals in recent years have opened our eyes to the fact that sexual harassment in the workforce still occurs.

Understanding key aspects of sexual harassment

Lots of people like to say that we live in a society these days in which some people get offended too easily. However, the reality is that offensive conduct, including sexual harassment, does indeed occur in the workplace with alarming frequency. When it comes to sexual harassment in the workplace, our readers need to understand some of the key aspects of such a claim.

New sexual harassment laws enacted

California has been on the forefront of taking action to protect workers in recent years, with court rulings and new laws providing more protection than ever before it seems. And, as California has been the focal point of the so-called #MeToo movement, national media attention has been focused on progress in the state as well.

Sexual harassment lawsuit against restaurant chain settles

It is probably no surprise to our readers in California that a restaurant chain like Hooters could face a lawsuit based on sexual harassment claims. After all, this particular restaurant chain hangs its trademark not just on promoting quality food, but also on the atmosphere in the restaurants and, in particular, their employees - specifically their waitresses. Needless to say, in today's society the prospects for maintain such a business model for the long-term could prove to be challenging.

Understanding sexual harassment and what to do about it

Over the last few years a spotlight has been shining on the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace in America. For a time, news reports popped up seemingly every day about another corporate chief executive or celebrity who acted inappropriately in the workplace and who, sometimes years later, was finally being held to account. Understanding the issue of sexual harassment and what to do about it when it occurs is still a major concern for millions of people in the workplace.

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