A large building-maintenance company will pay $5.8 million to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by the government involving 21 Hispanic female workers who had to endure everything from explicit sexual comments to rape.
As employee lawsuits against employers have skyrocketed and the amount of damages awarded increases every year, we know this is, at least partly, due to so many new employment laws created by state and federal governments. In fact, employment lawsuits currently represent approximately thirty percent of civil litigation in the U.S.
By George Ramos
In its earliest days, the automotive specialty-equipment industry was dominated by men. With a few notable exceptions, women were relegated to the background or given roles as trophy girls, photo models and product presenters. As attitudes changed, however, women gained equal status in virtually every facet of commercial endeavor. From manufacturing to the media, women now play critical roles on the automotive stage, yet outmoded stereotypes and unwarranted conduct linger in some quarters. Even as late as 2007, there were more than 12,500 cases of sexual harassment filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
The workplace have improved significantly over the past few decades. With Equal Opportunity Employment, people of all backgrounds have the same ability to pursue their goals and dreams. While modern work environments are usually welcoming places, some environments may have a toxic atmosphere. The following guide explores how workplace harassment training can improve employee morale, reduce liability and improve productivity.
A workplace harassment prevention training program is a great way to make sure that employees are free to do their work without bullying from superiors or coworkers. By setting up a welcoming, positive environment, it’s possible to ensure that employees will enjoy their work environment.
Sexual harassment is a very serious workplace issue and should be dealt with before major problems occur. It is essential to understand the underlying causes of sexual harassment claims and have a clear policy posted in all workplaces.
Denver Sheriff’s Captain believes she’s being retaliated against for filing a sexual harassment complaint against a coworker.
In December of 2012 Marva Leonard-Dent was accused of sexual harassment by male employees. She avoided questions about the allegations made by former two male former employees. Shortly thereafter Leonard-Dent handed the board of the authority her resignation. Both she and the board refused to acknowledge that the accusations had anything to do with her resignation. SOUTH…
NEW MILFORD — Longtime New Milford High School teacher Stephen Flanagan has retired from his position following an investigation into a sexual harassment claim against him, according to a report released Thursday.
The report on the school district’s investigation, obtained by The New-Times, concludes that while there were no indications Flanagan’s actions “were motivated by sexual desire or interest,” he is unable or unwilling to follow Board of Education policies.
The popular social studies teacher has received strong support from students, former students and colleagues since he was suspended from his teaching duties earlier this month after a fellow staff member filed a formal complaint of sexual or other unlawful harassment.
After a substitute teacher overheard 9-year-old Emanyea tell another student a teacher was ‘cute,’ school officials put him on two-day suspension for sexual harassment, WSOC TV reported.
Before the American sporting world knew the name Jerry Sandusky this week, Colorado State athletic director Paul Kowalczyk and his staff were made aware of what must be done in cases of sexual harassment or assault.
About two weeks ago, a school attorney came on campus to discuss their responsibility if an incident surfaces.
“Obviously very timely as to what our responsibilities are as employees of a state institution,” Kowalczyk said Tuesday.
Sandusky is the former Penn State defensive coordinator named in a grand jury investigation alleging he sexually abused eight children over a 15-year period. Iconic head coach Joe Paterno was made aware of an incident in 2002 and notified athletic director Tim Curley. However, police were never called.
Former Cal Poly volleyball coach Jon Stevenson will receive most of the money owed to him under his prior contract, according to a separation agreement obtained Thursday by The Tribune.
Additionally, Cal Poly has limited the chance of future sexual harassment allegations against Stevenson, who was relieved of his coaching duties by athletic director Don Oberhelman on Sept, 1.
The life at the International Monetary Fund is a close knit group of alpha male economists who work on lengthy projects all over the world. Women are generally in positions of lesser authority, and have continually complained about unwanted sexual advances.
This is the lender of last resort for governments that need money and, under the leadership of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, an emerging force in the regulation of the global economy.
Herman Cain, one of the frontrunners in the Republican race for the White House, dismissed allegations of sexual harassment against him as a “witch hunt” as he launched a damage limitation exercise to keep his candidacy afloat.
Over the course of two public appearances before the media and an interview with Fox News, Cain confirmed that he had been the subject of sexual harassment complaints involving two female workers in the restaurant industry – but insisted he had been “falsely accused”.