Sexual harassment is an ongoing problem for many Florida employees, and it is a form of abuse that many workers must face very single day on the job. However, some circumstances involving sexual harassment are easier for a victim to address than others. For example, when the sexual harassment occurs outside of a traditional workplace setting, it can be difficult to correct. Trade shows, networking functions and speaking engagements are just a few such situations where victims may not have the usual channels by which to report and stop sexual harassment.
The United States Parcel Service (UPS) employs individuals throughout the United States, and the company is required by law to provide those employees with a workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment. However, in a recent lawsuit, eight plaintiffs claimed that they had been treated poorly by UPS after they reported instances of workplace discrimination against black employees in another state. According to the lawsuit, black employees suffered from more severe infractions as compared to white employees. Although this case was filed in another state, many workers in Florida find themselves dealing with workplace discrimination issues every day.
Three female employees of SunTrust Banks, Inc., have agreed to a $300,000 sexual harassment settlement. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission pursued the sexual harassment claims against the bank on allegations that one of its managers in Sarasota repeatedly harassed three female employees. In one instance, the man was accused of trapping a young woman behind a counter.
Snoop Dogg’s former bodyguards initiated lawsuits against him on a recent Friday. In their complaint, the three bodyguards say that they were forced to complete their job duties under poor working conditions and that they were wrongfully terminated. The employment law claim also says that the bodyguards were underpaid and underworked.