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Sexual Harassment Archives

Know when to pursue your rights after sexual harassment occurs

Being the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace can be embarrassing. Victims of this type of abuse and discrimination can feel guilt as well, or shame that they are not taking action when they believe they should. Many victims fear reprisals from the employer, or derision from their co-workers if the incidents become common knowledge in the workplace. Minnesota residents need to know their rights when it comes to sexual harassment claim, and they need to know how to pursue those claims after sexual harassment occurs.

Will reports of sexual harassment in the workplace increase?

Our readers in Minnesota have likely seen several of our recent posts here covering the sweep of sexual harassment claims that is occurring throughout the country. The wave of claims is engulfing celebrities, CEOs and politicians. It seems that the plague of sexual harassment in the workplace is finally being revealed at its fullest extent.

The "Me Too" movement and sexual harassment allegations

The wave of sexual harassment and assault news stories and allegations that have been sweeping through workplaces throughout the nation apparently has a name in the news media: the "Me Too" movement. Dozens of people's sexual harassment stories - mostly women - have been receiving heightened attention, resulting in the end of the professional careers of many of the alleged perpetrators.

Understand your options after suffering from sexual harassment

Several of our most recent posts here have focused on the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. The reasoning for this intense focus should be evident to our readers: this issue is roiling workplaces throughout the country, from Hollywood to New York City. It seems that every day now there is a new story in the news about a prominent celebrity, business executive or news anchor being accused of inappropriate sexual conduct in the workplace.

What should the consequences be for workplace sexual harassment?

Sexual harassment has been occurring in workplaces in Minnesota and throughout the country for a long time, but now it seems this topic is getting much-needed attention in the daily news cycle, both locally and nationwide. High-powered executives, movie producers and even politicians are facing allegations of sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace. Now that these allegations are out in the public light, the next issue needs to be addressed: What should the consequences be for individuals who engage in workplace sexual harassment?

Examining the bar to meet for sexual harassment claims

Recent posts here have commented on the current state of discussion regarding sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace, not to mention the significantly increased news coverage that our readers are likely seeing on a daily basis. It seems that this issue is finally getting the attention that is needed to make some changes in workplaces in Minnesota and across the country. Unfortunately, it may take the law some additional time to properly recognize the degree of sexual harassment that can make an employee feel victimized.

Protect your legal rights when sexual harassment occurs

Sexual harassment has been in the news quite a bit lately. It seems that the revelations about one particular Hollywood movie producer's behavior have opened the floodgates for allegations of sexual harassment - and even assault - from the movie and television stars whose work we all enjoy. The news makes it apparent that the workplace for those on the West Coast can be a hostile environment.

How do you know if it is sexual harassment or simple teasing?

No one likes to be teased. Many of our readers who have children have likely seen "anti-bullying" commercials when their kids are watching cartoons. In some workplaces, it seems like they should have the same message. And, in some cases, the teasing goes too far, especially when it comes to the type of teasing that is sexual in nature. So, how do our readers know whether or not they have been the subject of sexual harassment, or simple teasing?

What to do when you are the victim of sexual harassment

Most people in Minnesota probably shake their heads when they hear news reports about sexual harassment occurring in a workplace. After all, haven't we, as a society, come further away than ever before from gender stereotypes and offensive behavior? Unfortunately, the answer is still "no." No matter how much we would like to think that things like sexual harassment at work have faded into the past, these incidents still occur.

What is sexual harassment according to the EEOC?

If people are careful, the term "sexual harassment" isn't thrown around lightly in the workplace. After all, accusing a co-worker or manager of sexual harassment could result in disciplinary action, or even termination of employment. But, the fact is that sexual harassment, unfortunately, still occurs in workplaces throughout the country, and in Minnesota. When an employee brings a claim of sexual harassment in the workplace, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is likely to get involved at some point. So, what is sexual harassment, according to the EEOC?

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