» May is Sexual Harassment Awareness Month: People Are Asking Questions About Sexual Harassment

May is Sexual Harassment Awareness Month: People Are Asking Questions About Sexual Harassment

Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 30, 2018 - In the past, few people talked about sexual harassment, which left many unasked questions from those who witnessed or were victimized by it.

Today, bolstered by the growing #MeToo Movement and initiatives like Strong Advocates’ May is Sexual Harassment Awareness Month, those questions are being asked and answered.

To help employees and employers better understand how to respond to and prevent sexual harassment in the workplace, the Los Angeles employment law practice Strong Advocates responded to common questions around the issue.

Some of the queries described certain situations that might arise in an office, wondering if the behavior could be classified as sexual harassment: If coworkers talk about their sex lives and it's uncomfortable, is that sexual harassment? If a supervisor comments on a worker's appearance and calls them “sweetheart,” is that sexual harassment?

Other questions sought information about what action may be taken if an individual has been sexually harassed: If the boss has been sexually harassing an individual but human resources found no wrongdoing after an investigation into the claim, then what recourse is there? If an employer fires someone after he or she brought forward a sexual harassment claim, then what can be done?

All employers are responsible for providing and maintaining a safe and healthy work environment. For those that believe they are being sexually harassed at work, Strong Advocates can help explain the law and assemble a legal team to assert individual rights in court if necessary. By speaking up, this could protect others who are experiencing the same unlawful treatment.

To view additional questions and the responses from the Strong Advocates’ legal team, visit their website.

Strong Advocates
6080 Center Drive, Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: (310) 504-1490

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