The message is clear: Stop smoking or butt out. That's what administrators are telling their employees and job applicants at a large healthcare provider located in the U.S. The medical center is one of the latest employers to ban smoking entirely, pledging to even test new job seekers to determine whether they smoke cigarettes.
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.
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.