It's not clear whether sexual harassment training in California workplaces -- even though it's now commonplace and standard procedure -- actually help to curb sexual harassment at work. This is a particularly distressing revelation considering that most companies readily line their employees up to attend sexual harassment training sessions, then rest on their laurels with the belief that they've done their part to stop this abhorrent employment-related abuse.
Anyone can become a victim of sexual harassment no matter the person's age, gender or type of employment. In fact, this unconscionable behavior -- often directed by superiors at work against lower-level employees -- continues to be pervasive throughout California workplaces even though it's unlawful.
If you're a victim of on-the-job sexual harassment, coming forward may be the only option you have to make it stop aside from quitting your job.
Sexual harassment causes emotional and financial harm to employees throughout California. However, the ones who are brave enough to stand up for their legal rights in court can not only stop the sexual harassment that's plaguing them, but they can also pursue financial compensation for the injuries and damages the unconscionable behavior has caused them.
Los Angeles Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia has been accused of groping an underling employee. Originally, the complaint filed by her ex-legislative staffer was determined to be unfounded. However, the alleged victim filed a successful appeal of this decision. Now, the assemblywoman will face more scrutiny.
Sexual harassment can happen in virtually any context. This kind of behavior is not only unconscionable, but it could also be unlawful, depending on the circumstances surrounding the incident. When the harassment happens at work, for example, it is certainly unlawful – and quid pro quo sexual harassment is perhaps the vilest manifestation of this abuse.
A hundred models have signed a letter asking for more protection and accountability regarding sexual assault and harassment that happens in fashion industry careers. The letter was published by Model Alliance, a model advocacy group. Among the models who signed the letter were Milla Jovovich, Edie Campbell, Karen Elson and Elliot Sailors.
The ride-sharing application Uber has been accused of trying to silence women who were victimized by sexual harassment and sexual assault by Uber drivers. According to a class-action lawsuit, the company has tried to strongarm women into submitting to confidential arbitration proceedings in order to resolve their legal issues rather than handling them public court. The move is considered to be a strategy to assist Uber in avoiding further public scrutiny relating to sexual harassment of its customers and employees.
It seems that every other day we hear about a new sexual misconduct or sexual harassment story involving a man. It seems like the media only wants to discuss the rude comments, unwanted physical touching and other misdeeds by men in this regard. However, when men and women alike listen to these news events, they tend to think back to various moments when they were mistreated in this fashion. In many cases, men can recall moments when female colleagues berated them, directed sexual comments at them or touched them physically.
Sexual harassment at work is seldom a single event. If it becomes necessary to take the issue to court, you'll be asked to describe events in detail.