Sexual harassment is a nation-wide problem. Ever since the #MeToo movement, the news is rife with examples of both women and men being harassed by people in positions of power. Sexual harassment anywhere is unacceptable, but it is particularly hurtful within the workplace. Unfortunately, a recent study says California has higher rates sexual harassment than the rest of the nation. Experts have a few theories regarding this finding.
When people go to work, they have a reasonable expectation of being treated fairly and in a manner that reinforces their safety. Certain laws exist to support those efforts and to hold employers accountable. If an employee experiences sexual harassment in the workplace, he or she has the right to pursue legal recourse against his or her employer. Two different California juries found in favor of the victims in two different sexual harassment cases this year, showing just how seriously the legal system takes these incidents.
Most people have certain aspects of their jobs that they dislike. For some, those factors can be much more serious than just a basic resistance to certain job functions. Some people are unfortunate enough to experience sexual harassment while at work. Though sexual harassment has been against the law for some time, it can be difficult to prevent. This is why lawmakers in California passed legislation that requires certain employees to have sexual harassment training.