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Sexual harassment in the workplace can damage a victim's health, part two

Although sexual harassment is illegal in the workplace, it is not always uncommon. According to one sociologist, it is estimated that nearly 70 percent of women and 45 percent of men have been subjected to some form of sexual harassment in the workplace.

Sexual harassment in the workplace can damage a victim's health, part one

A couple of the recent posts on our San Diego employment law attorney blog have focused on the additional consequences some employees have faced in the workplace for filing sexual harassment complaints with their employers. Some have had their complaints ignored by superiors, others experienced retaliation for filing a complaint and some employees were wrongfully terminated.

Southern California hospital settles sexual harassment lawsuit

Garfield Medical Center in Monterey Park has recently been the subject of sexual harassment and retaliation complaints filed by 10 female employees. The complaints, which primarily involved the actions of one male emergency room staff member, alleged that he sexually harassed the employees between 2007 and 2009, when the man was finally fired. However, before the man's termination, the women allege, hospital management retaliated against the women for complaining.

Service members tend not to report incidents of sexual harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace is against the law. That means that employees who are subjected to sexual harassment should not have to tolerate this kind of behavior on the job.

Women file gender discrimination suit against San Diego Reader

Discrimination is certainly illegal in the workplace, but it is not an uncommon practice in some places of employment. Last month, three women filed a lawsuit against San Diego Reader claiming that they were discriminated against because of their gender and as a result, they were sexually harassed by other employees and later fired from their jobs at the Reader.

Disabled employee wins lawsuit against San Diego hotel

After an employee with autism was fired from his job at a San Diego hotel, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit claiming that the man had been discriminated against because of his disability.

California women sue Wal-Mart alleging sex discrimination

Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a class-action lawsuit that accused the world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, of sex discrimination. The lawsuit involved more than 1.5 million current and former employees who claimed that they were not treated equally by the employer because of their sex.

Jury awards Sears employee $5.2 million in racial harassment suit

California employers are responsible for properly addressing issues that may arise in the workplace between employees in order to protect the rights of each individual. However, failing to address an employee's concerns may foster a hostile work environment that could have a serious impact on an employee's life and happiness.