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July 2017 Archives

Sexual harassment lawsuit alleges culture of mistreatment

A female financial advisor sued her former employing firm for damages in her firing due to sexual harassment and related workplace violations. The complaint indicates a culture of sexual objectification and demeaning treatment along gender lines in the California office.

Know about discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination

Many employees think that they have to deal with whatever conditions are present in a workplace. This isn't the case. Employees don't have to deal with any form of discrimination or retaliation. It is important for all workers to know what various terms related to these points mean.

A look at the sexual harassment accusations sweeping Silicon Valley

Sexual harassment in the workplace is an age-old problem in Silicon Valley and nationwide. What is new, however, is the number of women who are beginning to step forward and speak up, advocating for change in venture capital and technological industries.

Workplace discrimination and the perception of warmth

In looking into the reasons that workplace discrimination still occurs, even with laws against it, researches stumbled across something very interesting. When meeting another person, people will often get a sense of "warmth" -- or a lack thereof -- from that person. They then judge the person based on this and make decisions revolving around that judgement.

Yay! You're having a baby! But, wait. Is that why you were fired?

If you had been born many decades ago in California or just about any other state, grew up, got married and learned you were expecting a baby, you'd likely be like most all women of your era and quit your job (if you had one outside the home) to stay home and raise your family. Nowadays, it's very different from the typical Americana past. Many women are working mothers who joined the workforce by either economic need or mere personal desire.

Fox Sports fires president for alleged sexual harassment

Fox is once again at the center of a sexual harassment case. Within the last year, the company has lost a talk show host and an executive with the news department. Both men were accused of sexual harassment. Now similar charges have been leveled against the Fox Sports National president, and he's been fired.