Sexual harassment protections are in place to ensure that workers can go to work each day confident they can feel safe and free from sexual harassment in their workplaces. Both lawsuits against America's fast food giant and complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have been filed by a little over 2 dozen women asserting they were sexually harassed while working in the fast food restaurants. The allegations span 20 U.S. cities, including restaurants and the corporate office, and include assertions of harassing behaviors such as lewd comments by supervisors, propositions for sex, indecent exposure and groping.
Wage and hour violations refer to monies that a worker has earned and should have received following a hard day's work. When an employer in California has violated the wage and hour laws and protections afforded to workers in the state, there can be consequences.
California is a state that takes labor violations very seriously — far more than many other states. It provides protections for workers that just don't exist in other areas of the country.