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You deserve safety and fairness in the workplace

In California, you have the right to a safe and secure work environment no matter what your age, gender or position in the company is. Unfortunately, some individuals feel that they are above the law when it comes to how they treat their coworkers. Managers and supervisors, for example, often feel they can make sexual advances either verbally or physically and get away with it, because they believe that the victim will be too frightened for their job to speak out. You may even be one such victim.

Men can be victims of sexual harassment, too

Sexual harassment is a multifaceted issue that can range from inappropriate gestures to inappropriate exposure. It is not abnormal for victims of sexual harassment to feel confused or angry or scared as a result of the harassment. It can make people uncomfortable at their place of work and turn an otherwise pleasant job into a daily nightmare. And while sexual harassment is often expected to be a male harassing a female, the pendulum does swing both ways.

Universities battle with campus sex assaults

Sexual harassment is a crime that is common, however, not freely spoken about. This is a problem that exists not only in the workplace, but other institutions as well. Most recently, academic institutions are trying to decrease the number of sex assaults on campus after the case of a university swimmer came to light. The student claimed she was raped and eventually committed suicide.

Politician resigns after several sexual harassment claims

No one deserves a hostile working environment. Unfortunately many cases of sexual advances, lewd comments, innuendo and sexually explicit materials in the workplace go unreported because victims of harassment fear termination and demotion. This is a scary feeling and can seriously impair your work, life and health. It is important to know, however, that if your employer will not protect you, you can take legal action.