The holiday work party is quickly approaching. Unfortunately, many people across the United States have experienced sexual harassment at their holiday parties. As a result of the recent Me Too movement, many workplace holiday parties will not look the same this year.
Tragically, sexual harassment and gender discrimination have existed in workplaces for many years. In 2011, five female employees at KPMG sued the company for $350 million, alleging gender discrimination and sexual harassment.
Last month, the New York Times released an article that revealed Google hid claims of sexual harassment and paid top executives large exit packages to remain silent about their misconduct. According to the article, one of the exit packages totaled over $90 million dollars.
Many people in the Bay Area are familiar with the car service Uber, used by thousands of riders daily. Uber provides vehicle owners with a connection to people willing to pay for transportation in their local area. While Uber does screen and train drivers, the company recently found itself with a lengthy list of sexual harassment claims stemming from both customers and employees.
A contestant on Top Chef, Mike Isabella, recently settled a lawsuit alleging that he sexually harassed a former worker. Other partners in the man's hospitality group were also accused of engaging in sexual harassment in the lawsuit. Individuals in the Bay Area and elsewhere who are sexually harassed in the workplace likewise have the right to seek to hold their harassers accountable through the civil court system.
A former family fun center waitress in another state recently claimed that she was sexually harassed while on the job. The woman has therefore filed a lawsuit against the entertainment business, seeking damages. Likewise, individuals in the Bay Area who experience workplace sexual harassment have the right to seek to hold their harassers accountable.
A segment producer who worked on a couple of major reality shows recently filed a suit against five producers, a production company and Warner Bros., alleging that she was harassed in a sexual manner while on the job. Sexual harassment is illegal in the Bay Area. For this reason, those who are victims of it in California have the right to seek justice through the civil court system.
A city and mayor in another state are the subjects of a recent lawsuit filed in federal court that alleges harassment on the basis of sex. According to the woman who filed the suit, she faced sexual harassment after requesting a longer shift. Anybody in the Bay Area who faces this type of harassment in the workplace has the right to seek to hold his or her alleged harasser accountable.
A woman in another state claimed that her former male manager at a Gucci store harassed her sexually. She has thus decided to file a $10 million sexual harassment lawsuit against the fashion company. Sexual harassment is illegal, so employers in the Bay Area and elsewhere who engage in this type of behavior may be held liable through the civil court system.
A hotel in another state has been named in a lawsuit alleging harassment on the basis of sex. This lawsuit was recently amended to also include charges of sexual harassment against celebrity chef Todd English. Anyone in the Bay Area who has suffered this type of harassment in the workplace has the right to seek to hold his or her employer accountable.