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Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment Victim Lawsuits | Employees, Unwelcome Sexual Advances, Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment | Civil Rights Act 1964

Sexual Harassment Victim Lawsuits

Sexual Harassment | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Victim, Employees | Unwelcome Sexual Advances, Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment | Civil Rights Act 1964

Sexual harassment is any kind of sexual behavior that is unwelcome and/or inappropriate for the workplace. Sexual harassment can be in form of verbal abuse or harassment which can be derogatory comments or dirty jokes, visual harassment, physical harassment, and sexual favors.

Sexual harassment is defined as "unwelcome sexual advances or conduct". Sexual harassment also includes animosity that is gender-based and a sexually charged work environment. In the work place, sexual harassment can come from the owner, supervisor, manager, lead person, foreperson, co-worker and/or customer.

Employees are protected under both state and federal law against workplace sexual harassment. Federal law remedies for workplace discrimination are based upon Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 [FN1], which applies to employers with fifteen or more employees. People who work for smaller employers are usually protected by similar state anti-discrimination laws.

Protected By Civil Rights Act

Under federal law, same-sex sexual harassment can support a claim against an employer. State laws may vary on the issue of same-sex harassment.

To bring an action for sexual harassment, the plaintiff must establish that:

The plaintiff found the conduct to be hostile, abusive or offensive; A reasonable person in the position of the plaintiff would consider the conduct hostile, abusive or offensive.

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If you have been a victim of sexual harassment our attorneys can help you, please fill out the form at the right for a free case evaluation by a qualified attorney or call us at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).


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Fox Debacle Opens Sexual Harassment Debate

Apr 25, 2017
Fox News Paid More to O'Reilly and Ailes Than to Their Victims The issue of sexual abuse and harassment in the workplace is making headlines following Bill O'Reilly's departure from Fox News and the forced resignation of Roger Ailes, former Fox chief executive, after both were accused of the sexual abuse of women at Fox. The New York Times points out that, although the Fox scandals involving O'Reilly and Ailes have made headlines and opened conversations about workplace sexual abuse,...

Lawsuits Allege Uber Negligence in Screening Drivers

Mar 28, 2017
On February 23, 2016, a Minnesota woman filed a lawsuit against ride service Uber, alleging that the company does not adequately screen its drivers. The lawsuit says that after an Uber ride the driver sexually assaulted her and held her against her will. The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Is Uber Thoroughly Screening Drivers? The lawsuit says that on August 5, 2016, the plaintiff, identified in the lawsuit as Jane Doe, and some...

Jury gets case in Orthodox Jewish sexual abuse trial

Dec 7, 2012
The trial of an Orthodox Jewish leader accused of sexually assaulting a girl on several occassions for years came to a close late last week, leaving the case to the jury to decide his fate. According to a New York Post report, Nechemya Weberman's fate now rests in the hands of the 12 people selected to hear the case in which he is accused of sexually abusing starting when she was 12 years old. Weberman denies the accusations and prosecutors believe the revered Jewish leader in his tight-knit...

Restaurant to pay $2M in lawsuit

Mar 13, 2006 |
The local Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is part of a sexual and racial harassment lawsuit ruling costing the corporation $2 million, according to an attorney with the Chicago office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. On Friday, Federal District Judge Charles R. Norgle Sr. entered a consent decree that ends the workplace discrimination lawsuit brought by EEOC lawyers two years ago against the nationwide restaurant chain. The case was adjudicated in a courtroom of the U.S....

Boeing Settles Sex-Discrimination Suit for $72 Million

Nov 13, 2005 |
Approximately 17,960 current and former female employees of Boeing Co. will share a settlement fund of $72 million to dispose of their sex-discrimination class-action against the aerospace giant. The payouts will range from $500 to $26,000 depending on seniority and position.Legal fees and costs of approximately $15 million will be deducted from the proceeds of the settlement. Originally, about 20,000 claims out of a pool of 29,000 were filed against Boeing. Those claims were based upon alleged...

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