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Posts tagged "sexual harassment"

Do sexual harassment laws extend outside the workplace?

Most of our Detroit blog readers are probably well aware of the fact that a boss or supervisor who inappropriately touches or talks to them at work has committed sexual harassment. But when such behavior takes place outside of the workplace, whether it constitutes harassment is not always entirely clear.

Study: 'Passive' sexual harassment victims are 'double-victimized' at work

An interesting study has found that women who are sexually harassed are often "double victimized" by friends, coworkers and others who think that the woman somehow "asked for it" or did not do enough to prevent the sexual harassment from occurring.

Naval officer stripped of command over sexual harassment claims

Earlier this month, it was learned that the commander of the Florida-based warship USS The Sullivans had the dubious honor of becoming one of the 12 or so naval officers who have been stripped of their positions so far this year.

Employees: We were discriminated against for avoiding strip clubs

Around this time of year, many employers throw holiday parties for their employees. Although social activities like this are a nice gesture, it should go without saying they cannot and should not be a basis for making employees feel discriminated against if they choose not to participate.

Herman Cain accused of sexual harassment in former workplace

Many Detroit readers are probably already familiar with Herman Cain, the former Godfather's Pizza executive who, this fall, came out of nowhere to emerge as a leading contender for the Republican presidential nomination.

Detroit school district pays $650K to settle sexual harassment claim

The Detroit Public Schools District recently reached a settlement with a former superintendent who claimed that the district's then-board president inappropriately touched himself as the two of them met to discuss the superintendent's employment contract.

Restaurant owner sued twice over alleged sexual harassment

Readers in Bloomfield Hills might think that sexual harassment is an aspect of a bygone era. People see it on "Mad Men," for instance, but often think it does not happen anymore because people know it is illegal, morally wrong and degrading.