Employees should be able to work without fear of sexual harassment from a coworker or supervisor. It is important to recognize that sexual harassment in the workplace is not just inappropriate and offensive. It is also a federal crime. Harassment at work can occur between many groups of people, including, but not limited to: Two … Continue reading
Harassment at work is unlawful, and employers are liable for harassment based on race or religion as well as sexual harassment.
The #MeToo movement shows that sexual harassment is now one of the leading issues experienced in U.S. workplaces. California law defines two different types of sexual harassment: quid pro quo and hostile work environment. With quid pro quo, a supervisor may ask you to perform sexual favors in return for certain workplace benefits, such as … Continue reading
In October 2018, The New York Times broke news that angered many people in the tech industry. After resigning due to allegations of sexual misconduct, Andy Rubin—co-creator of the Android operating system—was paid a $90 million exit package. Though Google found the accusations to be credible, the company still paid Rubin, and he wasn’t the … Continue reading
Our blog two weeks ago discussed how you can spot workplace sexual harassment. However, you should also be aware that California enacted several new laws that can protect workers who are experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace. The following bills were recently signed by Governor Jerry Brown: SB 1343: Workplace Sexual Harassment Training Gets a … Continue reading
The #MeToo movement has become a national movement that has brought attention to sexual assault and sexual harassment. Instances of harassment or assault can occur just about anywhere—especially the workplace. In fact, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reports that it has received a 12 percent increase in sexual harassment claims since last year. If … Continue reading