A growing number of women speaking out against sexual harassment has given new light to an issue that has unfortunately been ubiquitous in our society for a number of years. This has led to an increased awareness of the issue, and as a result more and more people– women and men alike– have taken it upon themselves to try and combat what they perceive to be a systemic, cultural issue. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert sexual harassment attorney at 617-787-3700.
A massive walkout staged by Google employees recently took place at offices in New York, Chicago, and the company’s main headquarters in Silicon Valley. According to participants, the protest serves the dual purpose of raising awareness about an ever-persisting sexual harassment problem in our nation, as well as Google’s own alleged mismanagement of sexual harassment claims within the company.
The protest came in the wake of a New York Times story in which a Google executive was given a $90 million package in return for stepping down after being accused of sexual assault while working for the company. Protesters believe that this kind of treatment does nothing to discourage future sexual harassment, and sets a bad precedent for the handling of future claims. Participants in the walkout range from lower-end engineers to management level employees, and the walkout has attracted massive numbers nationwide.
With the recent flood of sexual harassment scandals all across the nation, it has become increasingly clear that many men in power, likely more so than the average person, tend to think that power entitles them to act inappropriately towards women. This is all the more disturbing when news breaks about an elected official engaging in this kind of behavior, as it reflects poorly on our country and raises questions about the quality of leadership we have today. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert sexual harassment attorney at 617-787-3700.
Unfortunately, sexual harassment claims have appeared in just about every level of our political system, with one of the more recent examples being former Judge Alex Kosinski, who was the subject of numerous sexual harassment claims that ultimately forced him into retirement. Judge Kosinski’s conduct is of particular relevance considering President Donald Trump’s most recent Supreme Court nomination, Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh clerked for Kosinksi in the early 1990’s, right around the time when the alleged sexual harassment would have occurred.
Democrats are now planning to press Kavanaugh as to the extent of his knowledge about Judge Kosinski’s behavior. A statement from the White House in support of Kavanaugh has already asserted that Kavanaugh had no knowledge of the misconduct, and at this point, there is no evidence to suggest that that statement is false. Nonetheless, expect Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing to be full of questions about not only his ties to Kosinski, but also how he believes this systemic problem should be addressed from a judicial perspective.
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In light of new movements and increased awareness of the prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace, it is up to companies to foster a culture in which its employees neither harass nor feel that they are being harassed. Unfortunately, despite many training programs and workshops, sexual harassment continues to be a widespread issue in the American workforce. In such a situation, it may be wise to contact an expert sexual harassment attorney at 617-787-3700.
The National Women’s Law Center has recently launched sexual harassment claims against McDonald’s on behalf of 10 women who claim they were harassed while working there. While McDonald’s maintains that they have taken every effort to ensure that their employees feel safe, they also have suggested that they have little control over independent franchisees. Charges have been filed by workers from St. Louis, Chicago, New Orleans, Detroit, Miami, Orlando, and several other major U.S. cities.
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