As an employee, you have a number of rights and they protect you from feeling uncomfortable or threatened at work. They also go a long way to protect you from your employer acting in nefarious ways. That doesn't mean that your employer or fellow employees will respect these rights, but you do have them and you can take proper steps to uphold them.
Sexual harassment is a prevalent issue in the hospitality industry, particularly for housekeepers. As a housekeeper, you are frequently alone in guest rooms. This can lead to predatory visitors taking advantage of the situation. In fact, there is a report that eight out of 10 hotel workers experience harassment on the job. It is important for you to recognize the risks of sexual harassment and how you can avoid threatening situations.
Some major news came out of Ford recently, as the motor vehicle company released a statement saying that they had settled a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit recently to the tune of $10.1 million. As part of the settlement, the company agreed to improved employee training and to bolster their sexual harassment policies and anti-discrimination policies.
Amazon has a record of being in support of the LGBTQ community, however a recent incident at one of their shipping warehouses in Kentucky has cast a pall over the company. A man and his transgender wife worked for Amazon at the Warehouse from 2014 to 2015, and they eventually resigned because the hostile work environment was simply too much for them to endure.
A former sales manager at a car dealership recently settled a wrongful termination lawsuit that he filed against the dealership to the tune of $2.1 million. The sales manager, Chris Azzaro, was fired in 2013 and filed his wrongful termination lawsuit two years later in 2015. When he filed the lawsuit, the dealership suddenly accused Azzaro of embezzling $300,000 in company funds. Those criminal allegations would later be dismissed, and Azzaro's lawsuit would be amended to include malicious prosecution on the part of the auto dealership, John Howard Motors.
Florida is home to many hardworking citizens. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are over 10,140,000 people who are part of the civilian workforce in the state.