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Sexual Harassment Archives

What can you do when customers sexually harass you?

Most people know that when they're sexually harassed at work by a co-worker or boss that there are ways to hold those people accountable for their actions. What do you do, though, when the person that sexually harasses you at work happens to be a paying customer or client?

Are you suffering in a 'hostile work environment?'

Most all of us at some point in our careers have felt like we were in a hostile work environment. Unfair bosses who are quick to blame but rarely compliment employees exist in almost every company. So do colleagues who don't seem to have gotten all of their junior high bullying out of their systems.

How do you end sexual harassment at work?

There's been a growing sense across the nation that it's time to stop tolerating sexual harassment in the workplace. Millions of people have taken to social media in the last few months to include themselves in the swelling number of victims who have endured harassment or show their support for those victims.

Female employee accuses Joe Holland Chevrolet of discrimination

A long-term female employee with Joe Holland Chevrolet dealership filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against her former employer in Kanawha Circuit Court on June 30, 2017. In her lawsuit, she chronicles how, despite having been commended for high degree of professionalism on many occasions since starting work there 1995, her final contact with her bosses made her, as a woman, feel like a second class citizen.

Woman claims employer retaliation for reporting sexual harassment

A Huntington, West Virginia, woman filed a lawsuit on May 10, 2017, against against her former employer, Sheetz, in Cabell Circuit Court. In her lawsuit, she alleges that she was wrongfully terminated from her full-time position at the popular gas station chain because she reported unwanted sexual advances made toward her by her male boss.

Why don't sexual harassment victims go to human resources?

As we noted in a recent post, sexual harassment in the workplace has been getting a considerable amount of media attention because of the accusations against key figures with the Fox News Channel. Some common themes heard from a number of the plaintiffs are that they didn't go to the company's human resources (HR) department, and that they believed HR wouldn't have helped them if they had reported harassment to them.

Clarifying some misunderstandings about sexual harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace has been in the news a good deal recently with the multiple accusations against Bill O'Reilly, who is now gone from the Fox News Channel, and others at the network who allegedly harassed female employees or knew that harassment was occurring but did nothing. Sexual harassment claims also resulted in the dismissal of FNC head Roger Ailes. Just this week, his successor Bill Shine resigned amid allegations that he enabled sexual harassment at the network.

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