For today's post, we aren't even going to use a source article because it doesn't need one. All we need to say is two words: Harvey Weinstein. You need not do anything else other than type those two words into Google and you will know all of the horror stories that have plagued women in the acting industry for decades. The news coverage is inescapable, and for good reason. This was an "open secret" -- a phrase that is terrifyingly common in these stories -- and finally Weinstein is receiving backlash for his disgusting behavior.
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.
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.
You would think that, with it being the year 2017, we would have rid ourselves of the scourge that is sexual harassment in the workplace. However, that simply isn't the case. There are myriad news stories out there that show women (and some men) are being sexually harassed at work. A survey in the United Kingdom found that 40 percent of barristers (lawyers) reported being sexually harassed or discriminated against in their workplace.
An interesting sexual harassment lawsuit has been settled, and the original complaint exemplifies how sexual harassment in this increasing-connected world can occur in many different ways.
A major development in the ongoing investigation into the workplace environment at Uber has been revealed. A man who says he was speaking up on behalf of numerous women on his team when he alerted Uber's human resources department about ongoing sexual harassment the women were facing, was fired shortly after he raised the concern. He hasn't worked for Uber since March 2016. Since then, Uber's workplace has come under fire as many accounts of sexual harassment, sex discrimination and hostility have come to light.
If it feels like there are major political news stories everyday, you aren't alone. This has been a trend since last year, and recently one of the big lightning rod stories has been the mutual acknowledgement of Bill O'Reilly and FOX News that the commentator could no longer have a space on FOX's airwaves in light of numerous sexual harassment lawsuits against O'Reilly.
A woman who worked as a truck driver and had her sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit dismissed by a lower court has been given a second chance by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The appellate court ruled that the woman's claim was sufficient enough to proceed, overturning a lower court's decision of summary judgement, effectively dismissing the case.
Harassment at work takes all shapes and forms. Sometimes it's blatant, but often it's more subtle. Maybe you received threatening messages from coworkers because of your national origin. Maybe you are the victim of offensive remarks due to your gender.