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August 2017 Archives

Who Is Covered Under Sexual Harassment Legislation?

When you go to work, you're expecting a non-hostile environment. That is why there has been legislation put in place to protect standard employees from sexual harassment. The laws have had to be amended since the word employee has had to be defined, and more situations keep arising where individuals need to be protected against discrimination and sexual harassment. Recent laws show that current legislation is constantly being amended to accommodate everyone to the best of the laws ability, and seeking legal assistance can help you keep up to date with the laws on sexual harassment.

Unpaid Interns And Sexual Harassment: Know Your Rights

In 2009, a graduate student at Syracuse University was an unpaid intern at Phoenix Satellite Television when she filed a claim against her supervisor for sexual harassment. In her lawsuit, she accused her boss of kissing, groping and participating in other inappropriate behavior that she did not agree to. Unfortunately, at that time, the law said that, since she was not being paid, she was not an official employee and thus could not actually file a claim against her employer. This case signaled a movement around the country to fight for the rights of unpaid interns.

Same-Sex Sexual Harassment

When people think of "sexual harassment," they typically imagine a male harassing a female. However, sexual harassment does not discriminate. Men can be sexually harassed as well, and same-sex harassment does occur. The key to understanding sexual harassment is having a good concept of the definition, according to California law.

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