Who Is at Risk for Workplace Sexual Harassment?

The short answer to who is at risk for workplace sexual harassment is everyone. Sexual harassment can affect employees of all ages, genders, and occupations. At California Employment Counsel, APC, we understand that every single person has the right to a work environment that is safe and free from sexual abuse and harassment. Stereotypical sexual harassment always seems to depict the woman as the victim—being targeted by a manager or supervisor. In many sexual harassment cases, however, the sexual abuse or harassment comes from a co-worker instead of a manager. Also, male victims now feel more comfortable coming forward against

2020-04-25T11:17:45+00:00October 20th, 2019|

What Does the #MeToo Movement Mean for Employees?

The #MeToo movement started to spread virally as a hashtag on social media in October 2017, serving as a platform to speak against sexual harassment and assault. While the hashtag is new, unfortunately, sexual harassment in the workplace is not. Despite numerous federal and state laws, Supreme Court cases, and specific workplace employment policies that prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace, the issue remains. However, with a surge of public support within a national spotlight, the #MeToo movement may help change the trajectory of this longstanding issue in the workplace. #MeToo Movement The legal impact of the #MeToo movement has

2019-10-25T09:59:50+00:00October 5th, 2019|

Unwanted advances can create a hostile work environmnet

On behalf of California Employment Counsel, APC on Friday, October 4, 2019. It is flattering when someone finds you attractive. Like many people, you may like to hear a coworker compliment you on your clothing, your smile or some recent change you have made in your appearance. However, there is a line that your coworkers should not cross. When someone at work finds you attractive, he or she may ask you out on a date. It may seem innocent enough, but when does it become sexual harassment? Some businesses are setting guidelines for office dating. If your workplace does not

2019-10-30T12:18:19+00:00October 4th, 2019|