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Sexual Harassment and Discrimination – It’s Not Just a California Thing

If you do business in California, are employed in California, or just listen to the news then you are undoubtedly aware that sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuits are prevalent.  Regardless of the industry or the size of the employer, companies are required to ensure the workplace is free from sexual harassment.  After reviewing a recent article about Debrahlee Lorenzana’s lawsuit claiming she was harassed because she dressed too sexily, I decided to see what other news popped up regarding sexual harassment and discrimination outside of the San Francisco Bay Area and the Silicon Valley.  Here’s a snippet of what I found from around the country today:

A Florida teacher’s lawsuit alleges she was fired because administrators found out her baby was conceived outside of wedlock.

Missouri woman accuses tree trimming company of “shady” sex discrimination.

Madison County woman alleges granite company tried to coerce her into sexual acts under threat of being bowled over.

Ohio Judge throws out sexual harassment claim stemming from book recommendation.

EEOC files sexual harassment charge against Ann Arbor Days Inn.

These are just a few of the cases around the nation.  Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth $150,000.00+ in attorneys’ fees.  Educate your employees regarding appropriate workplace conduct and take all allegations of sexual harassment seriously.

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Original article by Robert E. Nuddleman, former associate of The Law Office of Phillip J. Griego.

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