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Category: Sexual Harassment

Female employees win $10 million settlement with Ford

Posted in Firm News,Sexual Harassment on September 2, 2017

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… read more

What is a hostile work environment?

Posted in Firm News,Sexual Harassment on August 16, 2017

Almost everyone has had a job they found unpleasant or coworkers they didn’t get along with. But when does a bad workplace become a hostile work environment? While it can be hard to get your work done when your coworker plays their music too loudly or your boss ignores you when you ask for help,… read more

Will smartphone apps become the new forum for reporting harassment?

Posted in Firm News,Sexual Harassment on June 30, 2017

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. The need for such an exercise becomes readily apparent once you see just how… read more

Clarifying how sexual harassment occurs in the workplace

Posted in Firm News,Sexual Harassment on June 22, 2017

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. Given this lamentable state… read more

Debunking some of the myths about sexual harassment

Posted in Firm News,Sexual Harassment on June 15, 2017

If an individual works in a place where the notion of someone being victimized by sexual harassment seems utterly inconceivable given a universal effort to treat everyone with dignity and respect, they should consider themselves fortunate. Indeed, an unacceptably large number of employees in this nation are subjected to this deplorable — and illegal —… read more

Understanding why victims can be hesitant to report sexual harassment

Posted in Firm News,Sexual Harassment on April 20, 2017

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. Consider a… read more

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

Posted in Firm News,Sexual Harassment on January 18, 2017

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. Types of sexual harassment Sexual harassment… read more

Knowing what qualifies as sexual harassment

Posted in Firm News,Sexual Harassment on January 16, 2017

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… read more