Although Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 has prohibited employment-based sexual discrimination across the United States for decades, it remains a persistent issue in workplaces across the country. Approximately 20,000 people every year file sexual discrimination claims with the EEOC, with as many as 50,000 additional claims filed based on state or local statutes. Here are just seven of the ways you may experience sexual discrimination in your workplace:
Sexual harassment is a sadly common phenomenon in workplaces across the United States, with more than 25,000 sexual harassment claims reported to the EEOC every year. Unfortunately, however, many time sexual harassment goes unreported and unaddressed, in part because people do not recognize the signs. Here are five signs of sexual harassment you should watch for in the workplace:
Congress has successfully passed a law that would make it illegal to enforce mandatory arbitration clauses in employment contracts for sexual harassment and sexual assault cases. This measure, which is expected to be signed into law, is intended to protect employees from being trapped in private arbitration. This, in turn, could help victims of sexual harassment and assault in the workplace to get the justice they deserve.