Why Are Some Organizations More Prone to Sexual Harassment Than Others?
Despite an increased awareness of sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace with campaigns such as the #MeToo Movement, this is still a prevalent problem in many work environments in California and throughout the country. Sexual harassment is more likely to occur at organizations with issues that are inherent to their workplace cultures, as well… read more
How Sexual Harassment Affects the Workplace
Sexual harassment does not only affect the person being harassed; the entire workplace can be negatively impacted. A company can suffer financially, legally and in many other ways if it allows a workplace culture of harassment or discrimination to persist. It is in an organization’s best interests to be proactive about preventing sexual harassment. Human… read more
Are Female Supervisors More Susceptible to Sexual Harassment?
Sexual harassment means to make unwelcome remarks, jokes, requests or advances of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment can impact a worker at any level of an organization, from a contractor or employee all the way up to a supervisor or manager. Studies suggest that sexual harassment is less about expressing sexual desires and more about… read more
Workplace Sexual Harassment in the Entertainment Industry
Los Angeles and Hollywood are well-known for workplace sexual harassment in the entertainment industry. This industry is overwhelmed with gender inequalities, young and impressionable aspiring talent, and a range of practices and behaviors that foster an environment of harassment and abuse. The more you understand workplace sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, the better you… read more
Top 5 Large Corporations Sued for Sexual Harassment
Large corporations and Fortune 500 companies are some of the biggest culprits in terms of fostering, ignoring and even encouraging a workplace culture of sexual harassment, abuse, and discrimination. According to a report from Good Jobs First, almost all (99 percent) Fortune 500 companies have paid out settlements on at least one sexual harassment or… read more
Sexual Harassment During Business Travel: It’s a Problem
The possibility of sexual harassment at work does not end when you leave the office. Sexual assault and harassment can take place at a remote job site, on a work trip or during business travel. A harasser might take advantage of the new environment to make an unwelcome sexual advance. If you experience sexual harassment… read more
Sexual Harassment in the Tech Industry: What You Need to Know
Sexual harassment pervades every industry in California; the technology industry is no exception. Despite being an industry that is focused on progress and advanced thinking, the tech and IT fields have startlingly high sexual harassment rates. Women are the primary targets, although men also experience sexual harassment in this industry. Find out what to do… read more
Dating and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Workplace romances are common in Los Angeles. Coworkers spend a lot of time together, so it is no surprise that many people meet their future spouses at work. If you are romantically interested in someone at your job, however, there are certain complications that you may have to overcome. It is important to understand your… read more
Sexual Harassment Outside the Office
Being outside of the premises of your workplace does not give your coworkers or employer the right to sexually harass you. Workplace sexual harassment can take place both inside and outside of the office. You may still have grounds for a sexual harassment claim in California after a civil rights violation that takes place outside… read more
Can My Employer Punish Me for Complaining About Sexual Harassment?
You have rights as an employee in California. These include the right to a safe workplace that is free from sexual harassment, as well as the right to report and complain about harassment without penalty. If your boss is punishing you for complaining about sexual harassment or discrimination, this is a violation of your rights… read more