Sexual Harassment Archives

Preventing workplace harassment is critical

Various federal and state laws ensure a number of workers’ rights. Among these laws are many that protect workers from both unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment. However, the mere existence of these laws does not always prevent discrimination and harassment from occurring in the workplace. As a result, it is imperative that employers, managers and workers all make efforts to ensure that harassment in the workplace is prevented and is appropriately addressed whenever it is not adequately prevented.

California updates definition of sexual harassment

In 2011 a California man sued his former employer, a building supply company, alleging that his co-workers constantly harassed him about what they believed to be his sexual preference. The man's employer reportedly retaliated against him after he complained to supervisors.

Guilty: Ex-mayor sexually harassed, falsely imprisoned employee

An egregious case of sexual harassment has unfolded in San Diego, with the city's former mayor pleading guilty to three criminal charges, one of which is a felony. The case serves to remind us that people in positions of power are not immune to inappropriate behavior in the workplace, nor are they immune to justice.

Sexual harassment rampant within California's farm industry

The state of California is home to some of the largest and most profitable agricultural land in the U.S. Each year, thousands of agriculture workers help tend and harvest the crops that are then sold throughout the country. Many of these workers make minimum wage and do not speak English.

Sexual harassment claims lead to San Diego mayor's resignation

Last month we discussed the increasing allegations of sexual harassment against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner. In the time since that post was published, Filner has agreed to resign from office and apologized to the women who accused him. At the same time, however, he maintains his innocence, claiming he's the victim of a "lynch mob."

More women accuse Mayor Filner of sexual harassment

As many readers of this blog may already have heard, numerous people have come forward to accuse the mayor of San Diego, Bob Filner, of committing sexual harassment. Recently, another female government employee, a psychologist from the Unified School District of San Diego, California has come forward accusing the mayor of trying to kiss her. She further stated that the mayor is guilty of sexual harassment because he made inappropriate comments about her eyes and then he attempted to place his lips on her mouth on four separate occasions. She also alleges that he refused to move his position unless she submitted to his sexual advances to kiss her.

Former police dispatcher sues for sexual harassment in California

The police are entrusted by the public to uphold the rule of law. However, the police are also subject to the law of the land and can also face applicable punishment and consequences if they end up breaking the law. Unfortunately, one police chief in California is being accused of breaking employment laws in a recent sexual harassment and wrongful termination complaint filed by a former dispatcher.

California yoga master sued for sexual harassment

Women have made astounding advancements in the workplace in recent decades, and have opportunities that were simply not an option for their grandmothers and great-grandmothers. However, despite the prevalence of women is virtually every level of employment across a wide range of fields, many report instances of sexual harassment within the workplace. California law does not tolerate such behavior, and there are additional avenues of legal recourse available to anyone who is subjected to sexual harassment at work, regardless of their gender.

Sexual harassment lawsuit filed against California venture firm

Gender discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuits have been fairly rare in the venture capital realm, which has been populated predominantly by males for quite some time. Recently, however, several sexual harassment lawsuits have been filed against venture capital firms. The most recent was brought in a California court against CMEA by three executive assistants. All three allege that one of its partners made inappropriate sexual comments toward the women. It further claims that other partners were often present when this occurred, and yet did nothing to address the harassment.

All of Hadsell Stormer's name partners recognized as Super Lawyers

Barbara Hadsell, Dan Stormer, Anne Richardson, and Randy Renick, the name partners of Hadsell Stormer Richardson & Renick, LLP, have each been recognized by Super Lawyers® Magazine in its Annual Top Attorneys List in 2013.  Dan Stormer has been named to the list of Top 100 attorneys in Southern California each year since the recognition's inception, and Anne Richardson has been named to the list of Top 50 Women Lawyers in 2013. 

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