McDonald’s Faces Lawsuit From 10 Women Who Claim Workplace Sexual Harassment.

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.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual harassment, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert sexual harassment attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Boston personal injury lawyer professionals today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are out top priority!

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Decreased Number Of Sexual Harassment Complaints Reflect Resolution Process Going Private.

New research suggests that although the number of sexual harassment claims reported by the EEOC has declined significantly, this does not mean there has been a solution to sexual harassment in the workplace. Rather, the trend reflects a growing desire of claimants and employers to use companies’ in-house claim resolution processes. Indeed, 95% of companies now have an in-house complaint process, while 82% have an investigation protocol in place.

Some worry that the development of these private resolutions, instead of litigation and court proceedings, creates misleading statistics that suggest that society has successfully combated the rampant sexual harassment issue in our workplaces. For example, New York is working on passing a bill that would require many companies to disclose these claims and thus ensure that the numbers illustrate the reality of the situation. California is trying to implement a similar initiative.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual harassment, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert sexual harassment attorneys here at the Law Office of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call us today ay 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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It Is Often Harder For Sexual Harassment Victims To Bring Their Claims In Small Companies As Compared With Large Companies.

Sexual harassment can happen no matter where or what type of work you are doing. However, the common belief is that sexual harassment is not as common in a smaller company, as compared with larger companies, due to the greater familiarity associated with its employees. That is not true, however. Sexual harassment is just as common in small companies as in other larger companies. According to several experts, the same harmful traits that define some small companies are the same ones that allow for sexual harassment in any size company. Due to their size and sometimes laid-back atmosphere, employees are sometimes more likely to feel at ease using inappropriate behavior in a small company.

Smaller companies, in addition, are often more likely to not have human-resource departments which larger companies can use to train their employees about acceptable work behavior and also are the first line of defense in sexual harassment complaints. In 2017, there was a poll conducted of small-business owners which showed that only 53% have a human resources department. In comparison, 91% of companies of all sizes are believed to have a human resource department in 2017.

With no human resource department, employees are forced to report any harassment to a direct manager in their department. For many sexual harassment victims, this imposes another barrier due to the fact that there will often be a close relationship among the employees.

If you or a loved one has been sexually harassed or discriminated against because of your gender while at work, in another public place, or even in your own home, please contact the expert sexual harassment personal injury attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert, R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates. Our team of Boston injury attorneys are nationally recognized for excellence and have been recovering millions of dollars for our Massachusetts based clients for decades. Call us 24/7 at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for a free and confidential consultation.  Your needs are our top priority!

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