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.
We would like to think that all people in the workplace are respectful of one another, regardless of their gender. However, the unfortunate fact is that sometimes sexual harassment takes place in the workplace. It is important for workers in Pasadena to understand some basic facts about sexual harassment, so they can respond appropriately should they be the victim of it.
One of the most disheartening things about sexual harassment is the fact that many perpetrators seem to face few consequences. For example, there have been many reports from the tech industry of alleged perpetrators continuing to advance in their careers while their alleged victims feel unsafe at work and eventually leave the industry.
Sexual harassment has been in the news lately since the rise of the #MeToo movement about a year and a half ago. Many people, including men and women, have been the target of sexual harassment. Everyone has heard the awful stories, but what exactly is the legal definition of sexual harassment? This blog post will delve into this question in a little more detail.
There is a lot of evidence that sexual harassment is a deep-seated problem at a variety of employers in Pasadena and California. It sometimes seems that no sector of the economy is immune from sexual harassment and that it is a problem at all points on the political spectrum. A recent California news item is a reminder that there are many places that are negatively impacted by sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment is bad for employees; often they face isolation, retaliation and a hostile work environment. Sexual harassment also can take a toll on employers as they struggle with low morale and legal exposure. Eliminating sexual harassment is a worthy goal, as is seeking appropriate remedies for the victims of sexual harassment.
Earlier this month, Google employees left work to attend global protests against their company for allegedly brushing aside claims of sexual misconduct against top executives.
CBS Chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) Les Moonves resigned last Sunday after being hit with numerous sexual harassment allegations. According to the man's accusers, he committed a wide range of sexual misconduct against co-workers. The resignation comes in the wake of a report published by the New Yorker relating to six women who said that the CBS executive sexually harassed them during the 1980s and 1990s.