Sexual harassment in the workplace is a common occurrence even though it is illegal. In some cases, sexual harassment can be so pervasive that it can have an impact on workplace productivity. Some employees who experience it might quit or may fear that they could lose their job if they report the behavior.
A Ninth Circuit court ruled that a jury should look into whether preferential treatment for an alleged rapist by an employer constitutes sexual harassment of the victim. This ruling may have significant implications for Arizona workers.
Employment discrimination can happen to anyone, regardless of your sexual orientation, race, gender or creed.
Arizona residents may be interested to learn about a man who filed an age discrimination and retaliation claim against his former employer. The former nursing home maintenance director claimed that his termination by a Pennsylvania nursing home violated his rights under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act.
More women than every before are working hard to balance starting a family and building their careers. That can mean working throughout a pregnancy, and then returning to conquer the corporate world after an appropriate amount of medical leave following the birth. There are federal laws in place intended to protect the rights of working mothers to do exactly that. Sadly, not every employer chooses to support working mothers.
The Americans With Disabilities Act generally requires employers to give reasonable accommodations to disabled employees. Home Depot, which has several locations in Arizona, is facing a lawsuit for failing to do so. The store in question is located in Peru, Illinois.
It's true that most sexual harassment cases involve female victims in the United States. In fact, 50 percent of women say that they have experienced workplace sexual harassment while at work. However, men can be the victims of sexual harassment too.
Arizona workers may be interested to know that OSHA has a new online whistleblower complaint form. The goal of the form is to ensure that complaints are directed at the right agencies, which may increase the odds of a timely investigation.