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.
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.
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.
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.
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.