Getting a job opportunity is a blessing to most people, especially if the job offer is an upgrade from a person's current employment. However, everything can change when the promising career has a caveat that requires doing sexual favors. This is a clear indication of sexual harassment, a situation that is not just morally wrong but has criminal implications. Recently, a New York intern was allegedly at the receiving end of workplace sexual harassment and she has filed a case against people who she claims are responsible.
With sexual harassment laws in place across the country and employers and workers becoming more attuned to everyone's workplace rights, acts of sexual harassment should be a thing of the past. Unfortunately, some companies do not adhere to the law. If you are a worker in New York, then you should know the basics of sexual harassment: its definition, what qualifies as harassment and what steps to undertake to deal with it better in case you become a victim.
A hostile working environment is not conducive to New York business. It can also be an affront to workers' labor and civil rights. Unfortunately, despite ongoing campaigns to push for equal rights in the workplace and overall progress, some employers and supervisors still fail to grasp the terms "equality" and "respect" in the workplace. Take, for example, the case of two African-American women who are former employees of a fast-food restaurant in Queens. The two recently filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against McDonald's.
One of the duties of a Transportation Union Workers Supervisor is to keep track of assaults and other unlawful behavior against bus drivers. However, in a recent case in New York, it is the supervisor himself who is being accused of unlawful behavior.
A recent case involving a female co-chief executive officer of Archie Comics is suggesting that both men and women can be the objects of gender discrimination.