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Wal-Mart accused of sexual harassment, disability discrimination

A new lawsuit has recently been filed by a former Wal-Mart employee citing sexual harassment. The lawsuit was filed against Wal-Mart Stores East, L.P., which is responsible for operating dozens of Wal-Mart stores in the eastern part of the United States.

Study shows high rate of harassment in anthropology work

Sexual harassment can happen in any job. However, it tends to be more prevalent in fields that have been traditionally dominated by men. To that end, a recent study showed alarming rates of sexual harassment against female anthropologists and anthropology graduate students.

Lesbian officers in California to receive $1.25M for harassment

In 2011, two female officers for the Los Angeles Police Department had filed a lawsuit against the city for violating their rights as employees. Both of the women are lesbians, and even though employers are prohibited from sexually harassing workers, the two women claimed that they were harassed on several occasions because of their sexual orientation.

Women claim San Francisco firm failed to put a stop to harassment

Three women who worked for a venture capital firm based in San Francisco have recently decided that the only way they will be able to protect their rights after being subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace is to file a lawsuit against their former employer.

Ex-Disney worker says he was fired for exposing sexual harassment

Last week, a former employee for Walt Disney Co. filed a lawsuit against the company for firing him under illegal conditions. The lawsuit, which was filed in California, accuses Disney of retaliation and wrongful termination.

Burger King workers finally settle 14-year sexual harassment case

Workers have the right to certain expectations in the workplace, including being able to work in an environment that is safe and free of sexual harassment. Unfortunately, sexual harassment still occurs, and even when employees do report incidents, employers may try to deny the allegations or ignore workers' complaints.

Sexual harassment at work: San Diego teens more likely to be victims?

Parents of teenagers who are encouraging their kids to find part-time or summer jobs should also consider explaining to their teens some of the basic rights workers have in California in order to protect their children from being taken advantage of in the workplace by their employers.

How is sexual harassment defined in California?

Let's take a look at how sexual harassment is defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In the workplace, sexual harassment is defined as "unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature."

California lodge settles sexual harassment claim

California has strict laws against sexual harassment in the workplace, but unfortunately the treatment still occurs. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a female worker was sexually harassed and retaliated against at Tenaya Lodge, a hotel and resort located near Yosemite National Park in California.

Sexual harassment happened daily, new workplace lawsuit states

It is disappointing to know that women and men continue to be victims of sexual harassment in the workplace. Sexual harassment is illegal, but every year more incidents are reported in California and throughout the entire country. Some complaints are handled appropriately and immediately by employers. Unfortunately, other complaints are ignored until workers decide to take legal action.