Category Archives: Sexual Harassment

Historic Year for Women in Politics

This year has been a historic year for women. Women broke rules toppled male incumbents in primary elections, and ran for State and National office in historic numbers. Maya Angelou’s quote “Each time a woman stands up for herself…she stands up for all women” could easily be the theme for 2018. Women did indeed step […]

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Released Preliminary Fiscal Year 2018 Sexual Harassment Data

The EEOC is the federal government body that was established to enforce violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  The Commission took actions this year to enforce the law, educate and train both workers and employers, and to share its expertise on new solutions to reduce harassing conduct in the workplace.  […]

Senate Bill 1300 #SB1300 Unlawful Employment Practices: Discrimination and Harassment.

September 7, 2018, #SB1300 (Senate Bill 1300) was amended by the CA Assembly and enrolled in California by the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). It was one of six bills inspired by the #metoo movement. Update: September 30, 2018, SB-1300 was signed into law by Governor Brown and will take effect on January 1, […]

DOJ PSA: Sexual Harassment in Housing Is Illegal

Sexual harassment in housing is a violation of civil rights. The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have joined forces launching a public awareness campaign focused on victim outreach and awareness concerning the existence of sexual harassment in housing. The collaboration between HUD and the DOJ […]

Alorica Settles EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit FOR $3.5 Million

Sexual Harassment

Male and Female Employees were Subjected to Harassment, Says Federal Agency. According to today’s EEOC Press Release, A consent decree was approved by the U.S. District Court between the EEOC and Alorica Inc.  The decree is an early settlement and calls for a 3.5-million-dollar payout and remedial measures to resolve the sexual harassment lawsuit. Alorica […]

Morgan Freeman offers a halfhearted apology after being accused of sexual harassment

Words Associated with Sexual Harassment

After being accused of sexual harassment the Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman offered a half-hearted apology, saying that he never intended for his behavior to offend anyone. Freeman said that it was never done intentionally. A production assistant described an account where Freeman kept tried to lift her skirt over and over, asking her if she […]

Does #MeToo Help or Hurt?

Tarana Burke the co-founder of the organization Just Be Inc. (a nonprofit focused on improving the health and well-being of young women of color) gave life to the phrase ‘Me Too’ (Connley, 2018). Actress Alyssa Milano’s tweet in October 2017 made it go viral. Since then the phrase has become a movement, and the movement […]