You may know that sexual harassment was made illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. But what are the regulations and recourse defined under this law? Today we provide three facts that anyone should know about workplace sexual harassment:
Recently, a report revealed that well-known film producer and executive Harvey Weinstein has engaged in numerous acts of sexual harassment. Dozens of women have since spoken out about being mistreated by the high-powered movie mogul.
Plenty of people don’t like going to work. They might hate their boss or hate their job; some people would simply rather do anything but work.
Having to contend with difficult workplace environments can be a struggle for anyone. Texas residents may be interested in one woman in another state who recently took legal action after having to deal with a hostile workplace. The woman works as a police officer, and her claim states that she and other staff members had to face sexist comments and other remarks while on the job.
A woman in an out-of-state case claimed that she was harassed sexually while on the job. She therefore filed a lawsuit against the company for which she was working, an Elks lodge. However, she recently settled her suit alleging sexual harassment, which is considered illegal conduct in Texas and other states according to federal law.
Eight employees at a middle school in a recent out-of-state case sued their school district due to allegedly being sexually harassed. The employees specifically claimed that officials did not provide them with protection from a former colleague who was harassing them. Employers in Texas and elsewhere that allow sexual harassment to take place without taking steps to remedy the situation may be held liable.
A woman in another state who appeared a couple of times on the Beverly Hills Pawn television show claimed that she was harassed sexually at her workplace, a sperm bank. She thus filed a lawsuit against her employer. She recently ended up settling this lawsuit. Sexual harassment continues to be a real problem in the workplace in Texas and elsewhere, but those who experience it have the right to seek justice.