If you are experiencing sexual harassment at work, it is imperative that you understand your rights and options. There are many different forms of workplace sexual harassment that you may not be aware of. Sexual harassment can come from a coworker, a supervisor, a customer or client, and includes anything from unwanted touching, inappropriate comments or jokes, or someone promising you a promotion in exchange for sexual favors. Teasing, intimidating or offensive comments based on stereotypes or bullying someone, or […]
Sexual assault on college campuses is a common problem that often goes unreported. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 20%-25% of college women and 15% of college men are victims of forced sex during their time in college. More than 90% of Sexual assault victims on college campuses do not report the assault. The statistics on sexual assault and harassment on campus show the need for change. I think the first step would be finding ways to constantly inform […]
Women have been fighting for equal rights for as long as we can remember, for the right to vote, the right to control our bodies and the right to equality in the workplace. One in four women experience sexual harassment in the workplace. Despite the large volume of complaints filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, most of the employees who experience harassment do not report. Sexual harassment can be from a supervisor, a supervisor from another department, a […]
Workers are currently protected against many forms of discrimination by employment laws. Whether you are entering the job market for the first time or were recently terminated, it is important to understand your rights as a worker. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent legislation makes it illegal to treat workers differently based on ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender age, or disability. What is Employment Law? Employment laws were put in place to protect workers from wrongdoing by their employers. […]
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits sexual harassment which is a form of sexual discrimination. It is prohibited by law to harass an applicant or an employee based on their gender. Harassment can include a wide variety of actions such as unwelcome sexual advances, asking for a sexual favor, and many other verbal, non-verbal or physical actions that are of a sexual nature. However, even offensive remarks that are made about a person’s gender or sexuality […]
There are different types of fees which are charged by legal professionals. Lawyers may charge a retainer fee or work on a contingency basis. Many lawyers charge flat fees for the various services they provide. Sometimes clients, such as large corporations, pay a retainer fee. This means that the lawyer is always available to answer questions or handle any legal matters should they arise.
There are many different employment laws which have been developed over the years in order to provide safety in the workplace for employees. Employers should observe these laws and make available to their employees policies and procedures to follow in the event an employee feels one or more of them have been violated in some way. The workplace should be a safe place for employees and there can be serious repercussions for the employer if employment laws are not followed […]