Nineteen men and women, all current and former active-duty military members, have filed a lawsuit in California alleging that their superiors subjected them to retaliation when they reported sexual harassment and sexual assault. United States Air Force and the United States Army leaders were named as defendants in the sexual harassment lawsuit.
Immigrant farm workers have a higher risk of being victims of sexual violence than other workers in the U.S. Hundreds of thousands of these workers have recently experienced sexual harassment due to employers' failure to protect them, according to a 95-page report from the Human Rights Watch. This is especially relevant to California, since the state is one of the major destinations for immigrants traveling from other countries to find employment.
That sexual assault and sexual harassment occurs at all at the work place is disconcerting. That it can sometimes be tolerated and even be the source of entertainment for others makes such behavior even more offensive.