Sexual harassment in the workplace continues to be a significant problem across a range of industries in the United States. According to research, approximately 54% of women report experiencing some form or degree of work-related sexual harassment. It’s important to understand that workplace sexual harassment can take various forms. Additionally, it may begin subtly, forcing […]read more
Workplace sexual harassment is prohibited by both California law and federal law. Unfortunately, the existence of such laws doesn’t always prevent individuals from engaging in harassment in the workplace. The #MeToo movement that began five years ago shone a light on sexual harassment in Hollywood and other industries. While it certainly didn’t eliminate this problem, […]read more
Employers have a responsibility to ensure their workers are not the victims of on-the-job sexual harassment. They must take all reasonable steps to be aware of harassment when it is occurring, and they must respond thoroughly and promptly when employees complain about sexual harassment in the workplace. Unfortunately, some employers do not fulfill this duty. […]read more
Although #MeToo brought the simmering underbelly of sexual harassment to the surface in a big way, it still exists (and may always exist) in the modern workplace. In fact, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission fielded over 6,500 claims of sexual harassment in the fiscal year 2020 alone. This is still an unacceptable level and indicates […]read more
The maker of several popular video games, Riot Games, recently began an investigation into numerous sexual harassment and gender discrimination accusations made against their chief executive, Nicolas Laurent. A lawsuit was filed by a former executive assistant, accusing Laurent of making demeaning gender-based comments and unwanted sexual advancements. Too many employees are forced to suffer […]read more
Despite the Me Too Movement exposing the extent of the problem, despite laws prohibiting and the dishonor surrounding it, despite updated programs to root it out; it appears sexual harassment continues digging deeper into the foundation of the workplace. Recent research reveals shocking insights regarding the details of this illicit and illegal behavior. Effectively explaining […]read more
I entered the workforce one summer at fourteen. I was a hostess at Johnny Rockets a few days a week and loved having my own money. My father worked across the boardwalk and came in every day for lunch. I had no idea what sexual harassment was, and I’m sure my father thought that was […]read more
Sexual harassment should never be tolerated in any workplace throughout Los Angeles or California. Unfortunately, even in light of the #MeToo movement, sexual harassment is still a common theme in many workplaces in our area. It seems like there are always headlines related to sexual harassment in an employment setting, including the recent suspension of […]read more
Sexual discrimination in the workplace is illegal in California. However, as we have learned, thanks to the #MeToo movement, women and men are treated differently in the workplace. The former general manager of the Los Angeles Sparks has filed a lawsuit against the team alleging she was fired for making complaints about inappropriate sexual relationships […]read more
For years, job applicants and employees in this state have had to submit to mandatory arbitration when they make allegations of sexual harassment, sexual assault, or other serious allegations against coworkers or their employer. Assembly Bill 51 was set to change this practice, but it has hit a roadblock. At The Kaufman Law Firm, we […]read more
Your job is more than just a source of income. It is a major part of your lifestyle. If you have been the victim of wrongful termination, wrongful demotion or any kind of discriminatory business practices, it is time to take action and contact a Ventura employment law attorney that can help. Attorney Matthew A. Kaufman and the team at The Kaufman Law Firm bring experience and a vast arsenal of legal resources to help clients recover the money they deserve.
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