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Sexual Harassment Archives

Female employees win $10 million settlement with Ford

In a bit of news that may have slipped under your radar in the last couple of weeks, Ford settled a lawsuit with a group of female employees to the tune of $10.1 million. The allegations made by the women stem from a hostile work environment at a Chicago assembly plant that they claim fostered an atmosphere of sexual harassment and sexual favors.

Will smartphone apps become the new forum for reporting harassment?

For the last few weeks, our blog has been providing some essential legal background on the topic of sexual harassment -- establishing facts, debunking myths, examining how it occurs -- with the objective of empowering employees to take the necessary action.

Clarifying how sexual harassment occurs in the workplace

Last time, our blog discussed how even though we would like to think otherwise, an astounding number of workers in this nation are subjected to sexual harassment by co-workers, supervisors and even clients. Indeed, one survey found one in three working women between 18-34 have been sexually harassed at some point.

Understanding why victims can be hesitant to report sexual harassment

As much as we would like to believe that workplaces here in California and across the nation have become more enlightened and unwilling to tolerate sexual harassment in any form, this is far from the reality. Worse yet, studies show many victims of this demoralizing and illegal conduct choose not to report it.

What can I do if I suspect that I am being sexually harassed?

In workplaces across Los Angeles, what appears to be friendly or interesting banter and innocent gestures may actually be sexual harassment. This type of discrimination was outlawed by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. To better understand if you are being sexually harassed, you must know what it is.

Knowing what qualifies as sexual harassment

When it comes to problems in the workplace in California, one of the most dangerous issues is sexual harassment. Often, accounts of sexual harassment go unreported because the victim either feels scared of retaliation or is not aware that their situation will qualify. The American Association of University Women has detailed the different ways that harassment can occur to educate all employees about work situations that are unacceptable.

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