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Sexual harassment charges brought against fast food giant

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.

State laws protect workers from sexual harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace does not have to be tolerated. Recent legislation in California lowered the minimum number of employees required for an employer to provide sexual harassment prevention training. Sexual harassment training is now required when employers have at least five employees rather than the previous number of fifty. Participant requirements were also extended to all employees and not just supervisory employees. In addition, sexual harassment awareness training is required every two years. There are also some criticisms including that in-person trainings are not required.

The different protections for victims of sexual harassment

Sexual harassment is something that no one in the workplace has to tolerate. Sexual harassment laws protect victims which is why victims of sexual harassment in the workplace should be familiar with what they can do if they are being sexually harassed in their workplace.

New workplace and sexual harassment laws in California

New state workplace laws recently went into effect at the beginning of the New Year. The laws were inspired by the recent focus on sexual harassment nationally. A total of eight bills were signed focusing on sexual harassment and other types of harassment and limiting the same in the workplace. One of the new laws relates to the number of women on the boards of publicly traded companies based in California.

What can I do about sexual harassment in my workplace?

Sexual harassment can impact the victim's job performance and daily life in a detrimental way which is why victims of sexual harassment in the workplace should be familiar with their options. Victims should also ensure that their questions are answered so they can protect their rights in the workplace and understand that they do not have to suffer sexual harassment.

California strengthens protections for sexual harassment victims

Sexual harassment laws were recently strengthened in California and will provide greater protections for victims. The changes will also provide greater protections against some forms of retaliation in the workplace. As part of the new sexual harassment laws, victims can now sue for a single incident of sexual harassment.

Help for victims of the different forms of sexual harassment

There are different types of sexual harassment and it is important to be familiar with each and what to do if you are facing sexual harassment or abuse in the workplace. The reality is that sexual harassment occurs everyday and in the every industry and victims are protected against it.

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