When people face sexual harassment in the workplace, they often do not come forward and report it. In some cases, even if they do, they wait for years to do so. It's important to understand why this happens and what they may do instead.
The #MeToo movement has raised awareness of the problem of sexual harassment in the workplace. However, this increased awareness of what's acceptable behavior may be having troubling consequences, according to a new study by SurveyMonkey and LeanIn.Org.
Most people think they'd know if they were being sexually harassed at work or if they saw someone else being harassed. When the behavior involves physical or verbal sexual advances or blatant requests for sexual favors, it's obvious. However, there are subtler behaviors that can qualify as sexual harassment. Even derogatory or demeaning comments about a person's gender can be considered sexual harassment.
California's Skydance Animation is hard at work on a film that is called "Luck." It's an animated film that has built up a lot of hype. However, they're going to be looking for a new actress after one woman recently quit.
Google is facing some serious accusations and even a lawsuit from one of its shareholders. The lawsuit alleges that Google looked into credible accusations of sexual harassment and then concealed it from the public.
If you experience sexual harassment at work, you may well feel powerless. What if your supervisor is the one harassing you? You know you do not hold the power in that relationship and you worry about losing your job.
People sometimes make the mistake of assuming that sexual harassment in the workplace has to come as physical contact, or it somehow does not constitute harassment. They take other types of offenses far too lightly. In fact, this is sometimes why harassers continue their treatment of others, assuming that they can't get in too much trouble if they don't cross that line.
Fast food workers, like all employees, deserve a safe and respectful work environment. Unfortunately though, some such workers are denied such an environment through being exposed to sexual harassment.
The "me too" movement has given many victims of sexual harassment and sexual assault the courage to report it and to seek legal help. Usually people do not know what information a lawyer needs to determine whether they have a legal claim. If you are considering contacting a lawyer about your potential sexual harassment or sexual assault claim, below are some of the types of information that you should be prepared to provide your attorney or their office when contacting them about possibly representing you: