Employees should never have to feel unsafe at work, but unfortunately, many of them do. Some may feel as though they are judged for being a certain religion, sexuality, race or other protected class. This is what one phlebotomist at the University of California Los Angeles alleges happened to her, when she says she faced workplace discrimination due to her race.
When people hear about sexual harassment in the workplace, they often assume the victim is a woman, but that isn't always the case. Men can also be targets for unwanted sexual attention while on the job, and they have the right, just like women, to not be treated that way. One male camera operator on the set of TV show "Criminal Minds" recently filed a suit here in California, showing how important it is for men to speak up when they experience sexual harassment. It can sometimes be difficult, but it is equally important as when a woman does so.