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Category Archives: Sexual Harassment

Some Facts About Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Despite the popular belief, many forms of sexual harassment do not involve any form of physical contact or blatant sexual advances. One way employers may be able to reduce or possibly prevent sexual harassment in the workplace is by offering up-to-date information and training on what does and does not constitute such harassment. The following… Read More »

Should You Deal with Sexual Harassment on Your Own?

Not all instances of sexual harassment involve physical contact. In fact, many forms of sexual harassment are subtle actions or communications that occur consistently over a certain period of time. If you believe you are the victim of any type of sexual harassment, you may be inclined to handle the situation yourself. However, for both… Read More »

Sexual Harassment Through Social Media Sites and Texting

In the last decade or so, technology and social media sites have made the world a much smaller place. Nowadays, it seems that everyone is connected via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other forms of social media. If you are like most people, when you hear the phrase sexual harassment, your mind doesn’t conjure up images… Read More »

When Police Commit Sexual Harassment

Lori Matula, a community service officer in the Des Plaines, Illinois Police Department, filed a lawsuit against the department claiming sexual harassment, retaliation and gender discrimination. Matula claims police staff sent pornographic emails and naked pictures from their workstations to her computer and a former sergeant allegedly led her into the staff locker room and… Read More »

Sexual Desire Is No Longer a Necessary Element of a California Sexual Harassment Claim

In August 2013, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 292, strengthening the rights of sexual harassment victims. Equally important, the law clarifies a legal question that emerged from a 2011 California Court of appeals case — whether sexually harassing conduct under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) needs to be motivated by… Read More »

Philosophical Sexual Harassment

Gender discrimination against women in the field of philosophy is one point of concern. Women comprise less than 20 percent of university philosophy faculty members — less than in any other humanities field. Women also contribute a fraction of citations in leading scholarly publications. Sexual harassment in philosophy is of greater concern. The resignation of… Read More »

The Biggest Sexual Harassment Cases and Settlements

Sexual harassment became a household term in 1991 during the confirmation hearings of Justice Clarence Thomas. The nation watched live coverage as Anita Hill, Justice Thomas’ former colleague, detailed how he sexually harassed her and other female colleagues. One year later, the number of sexual harassment cases increased by 50 percent. Today, federal and state… Read More »

Deadline for Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Looming

A date for the diary of business owners and managers in California: 31st December 2013. California anti-harassment laws require that all employers of 50 people or more hold anti-sexual harassment training and education for all employees in supervisory roles every two years. The end of this year will be the end of a two year… Read More »

It’s All About the Type of Workplace

The Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of a legal secretary that complained about sexual harassment at the Century City law firm that employed her. Jeri Elster filed suit after being sent numerous emails containing pornographic material and references of a sexual nature from the attorneys she was assigned to work for at Finestone… Read More »

Record Producer Accused of Sexual Harassment of Interns

Two former employees of a Los Angeles-based record label have sued their former employer on multiple grounds, including sexual harassment and wrongful termination. Tomas Cookman, founder and CEO of music label Nacional Records, is accused of frequently making sexually suggestive remarks to Claudia Becerra and Montserrat Perez, sending them emails containing pornographic images, making sexual… Read More »