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Sexual Harassment Archives

Here's what you need to know about sexual harassment

The subjugation of one person by another sounds like something that should not be part of a civilized society. Sadly, those who desire to have power over another person often still do so. In the workplace, some co-workers, supervisors and managers use sexual harassment as their tool here in Texas and elsewhere.

Throwing money at sexual harassment claims is not enough

Corrections officers across the country, including those here in Texas, have a difficult job. The last thing they need is to deal with sexual harassment from other officers and supervisors. Unfortunately, it is prevalent in many prisons, and one state's legislature recently blasted its department of corrections for allowing the behavior to continue.

Male victims of sexual harassment have legal options in Texas

Unwanted sexual advances can affect both men and women. When sexual harassment takes place in a work environment, men and women should feel comfortable reporting the harassment and seeing the necessary actions taken. Unfortunately, there are many cases in which supervisors may not take the proper steps to address the issues, and victims may need to pursue legal action.

Texas victims of sexual harassment have legal options

Feeling unsafe at work is never a situation in which any employee wants to find him or herself. Unfortunately, sexual harassment can quickly result in workers feeling as if their work environment is no longer a secure place. If the circumstances are serious, individuals may have cause to pursue legal action.

How is sexual harassment in the workplace defined?

In Texas and elsewhere, people deal with various forms of harassment while at work every single day. For female workers, sexual harassment tends to be the most common form experienced; though, it can happen to men as well. Victims of sexual harassment often refuse to report the issue, fearing that doing so will only hurt them in the long run or believing that their employers will fail to take action. If an employer does not address accusations of sexual harassment appropriately, the victim may have legal recourse.

Texas employees may fear sexual harassment

Though there are many hazards that individuals could face while on the job, being inappropriately treated by co-workers or supervisors should not be one of them. Unfortunately, many workers face sexual harassment and other negative actions in the workplace that could considerably affect them. If individuals are the victims of such mistreatment, they may wish to consider taking legal action.

More than one sexual harassment claim filed at National Parks

Each year, many Texas residents take the opportunity to enjoy the country's national parks. They might be surprised to know that even in such beautiful surroundings, the specter of sexual harassment looms over workers. In fact, more than one sexual harassment claim has been filed against several of national parks. 

How is sexual harassment defined by the EEOC?

Even in a time when many groups such as women and the LGBT community have successfully combated prejudice, sex discrimination continues to be a problem in the workplace here in Texas and elsewhere. Much of this discrimination takes the form of unwanted sexual advances and other inappropriate behavior. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission discusses sexual harassment as it is defined by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which applies to any company that has more than 15 employees, labor organizations and employment agencies, along with the federal government.

Sexual harassment claim results in exit of Fox News Channel's CEO

Employees here in Texas who have been subjected to unwanted advances and other inappropriate behavior might be applauding the resignation of Fox News Channel's CEO, Roger Ailes. His departure from the network comes on the heels of a sexual harassment claim filed by Gretchen Carlson who used to be a co-host on "Fox and Friends," the station's morning talk show. The complaint and the resignation have brought the issue of sexual harassment back into the limelight.

Racial and sexual harassment are still pervasive in the workplace

Every employee -- whether here in Texas or elsewhere -- is entitled to a safe and hospitable workplace. It would be nice to believe that in today's diverse and tolerant society, hostilities caused by racial or sexual harassment would be a thing of the past. Unfortunately, these and other types of harassing behaviors remain pervasive in the workplace.

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