The recent atmosphere of reporting of alleged harassment has led to a number of high-profile cases and employee lawsuits. Employers would do well to take note.
Even with the increased efforts at awareness harassment has not appeared to decrease significantly in the American workplace. Whether the current statistics simply reflect this heightened awareness or an actual increase in incidents, the numbers are large.
And the recent events involving entertainment and political figures accused of harassment and assault has brought the issue to the forefront of public scrutiny.
There issues such as hiring practices, employee classification, and wage requirements that necessitate time to research so you can ensure proper compliance.
Many states, including California, have laws prohibiting employers from taking any job-related action against a worker based on that worker’s lawful conduct off the job.