One of the most hurtful and traumatizing things an employee can experience is harassment from a superior. No person should ever be forced to endure harassment, especially in the workplace. Unfortunately, it seems to be happening more and more these days in California and across the United States. Workers who take a stand against harassment will usually also face retaliation. This is allegedly what happened to a woman in another state and she filed a lawsuit.
The woman worked as an executive for a tech company and says she was sexually harassed by the CEO. According to the lawsuit, the woman endured a highly sexualized work environment. She claims the CEO and other men in management positions constantly made sexist jokes, talked openly about women in a sexual manner and pursued sexual relationships with female workers.
The lawsuit also claims that the CEO propositioned the plaintiff for sex and told her it would be good for her career. After rejecting the CEO, the woman claims that she was later accused of harassment and fired as a form of retaliation. She seeks an unspecified amount in damages.
Federal and state employment laws strictly prohibit harassment and retaliatory acts in the workplace. No person should have to endure these acts. Those in California who feel they suffered retaliation at work or were wrongfully terminated may want to consider discussing the matter with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney. A successfully litigated lawsuit could provide much-needed compensation to offset lost wages and help victims recover from this traumatic experience.