The San Francisco Bay Area is famous all across the country and even across the world for many different things, not the least of which is the veritable titan of technological ingenuity and engineering that is Silicon Valley. Many of the world’s best and brightest minds venture out to California in order to create and discover technological advancements that literally change the way we live. Sadly, this gigantic industry has its own skeletons hiding in the closet.
The tech industry has a notorious reputation for being sexist and somewhat misogynistic, and unfortunately that reputation appears to be earned. It seems like every month another company is being placed under scrutiny following allegations by female employees who claim that they were or are being sexually harassed. As sad as it is to think that working conditions for women are so unwelcoming, it is comforting to know that these women have legal recourse for their mistreatment.
Both federal and state laws are very clear when it comes to sexual harassment in the workplace: it is illegal. If you have been the victim of unwanted sexual advances such as groping or lewd gestures, or if you have been exposed to graphic material without your consent, you could pursue legal action. A sexual harassment lawsuit could not only ensure that the behavior stops, but also allow you to recover compensation for the mental stress and anguish that the harassment put you under.
Of course sexual harassment does not only happen to women. Anyone can be a victim of sexual harassment, and victims often feel frightened, as though they have no options for fear of being fired. Always remember that the law is on your side. If you are suffering sexual harassment in the workplace, please visit our webpage to learn more about how the law can help you.