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California Restaurant Pays Damages to Sexual Harassment Victims for Videotaping in Bathroom

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has found that retaliation arising from sexual harassment complaints are steadily increasing, making up as much as 45% of EEOC charges filed nationwide. A recent case that the EEOC investigated involved a California restaurant whose young male workers were subjected to sexual harassment. Videotaping without Consent  The male complainant was a server who alleged that the harasser videotaped him and other young male co-workers while they were using the men’s bathroom. For complaining, the worker […]

5 Important Facts to Know about Workplace Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is a persisting problem in U.S. workplaces, despite state and federal laws prohibiting it. In fact, as we noted in a recent blog, about 1 in every 3 women in the U.S. is subjected to some type of workplace sexual harassment by the age of 34. As distressing as this may be, understanding the following facts about workplace sexual harassment can empower workers, helping them take the appropriate actions to protect themselves and get on the path to […]

Workplace Sexual Harassment Impacts About 33% of Females, Survey Finds

By the age of 34, at least 1 in every 3 working women will have been subjected to some type of workplace sexual harassment, a survey recently cited by HuffingtonPost has reported. Analyzing the responses from more than 2,200 part- and full-time working women throughout the U.S., this survey also found that: A significant number of women may not even realize they have been sexually harassed at work – In fact, about 16 percent of women who participated in this […]

$17.4 Million Verdict Awarded to Former Farmworkers in Sexual Harassment Case

A federal sexual harassment case filed last year has recently come to an end, with the jury unanimously awarding five female plaintiffs a total of $17.425 million dollars. This decisive verdict includes $2.425 million in compensatory damages and $15 million in punitive damages. Background on the Case & Sexual Harassment Allegations According to court documents associated with this case, the five females worked at a produce growing and packing operation. During the course of their employment, they were reportedly subjected […]

5 Sexual Harassment Myths Dispelled

Knowing the facts behind some common and harmful myths about sexual harassment can be important to knowing when your rights have been violated and when it may be time to take legal action. Below, we will debunk some of the most pervasive myths about sexual harassment. Don’t Believe these Myths about Sexual Harassment Myth 1 – Men are always the perpetrators of sexual harassment. Fact – Wrong! Men and women can both be the perpetrators – or the victims – […]

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