Throughout American history, woman have had to silently endure sexual harassment and discrimination. These days, more and more women are choosing to speak out and stand up for what’s right. Because of this bravery, significant progress has been made for women’s rights in California and across the country. Unfortunately, harassment and discrimination against women still occurs far too often in the workplace. Recently, a woman in another state filed a lawsuit against her former employer over allegations of sexual harassment.
The woman worked for a automobile dealership and, according to the lawsuit, was constantly harassed by her male supervisor. The woman claims her former supervisor sent inappropriate text messages to her and tried to get her to go out of town with him. She also claims he made lewd comments about her body and clothing.
Allegedly, the woman reported the harassment to another supervisor and nothing was done. She claims she was told that the situation would work itself out. The lawsuit said that the woman was discharged from the dealership but asked to work at another location. She alleges that her former harassing supervisor accidentally sent her a text message saying that she would never be hired at the other location because she “knows too much.” She seeks an unspecified amount in damages.
Harassment and discrimination of any kind in the workplace is not only wrong and immoral, it is also illegal. Employees in California who have been affected by discrimination could benefit by seeking the services of an employment law attorney. A successfully litigated claim could result in substantial compensation to replace lost wages and help victims get back on their feet.