Despite the prevalence of the Me Too movement in Hollywood, there is still sufficient reason to believe that inappropriate treatment remains a serious problem in the entertainment industry. A recent study found that one in five women who work in this field have experienced sexual harassment in some manner over the course of their careers. One in 20 also said they’d experienced harassment or a sexual assault at work at some point within the last 12 months.
This specific study asked questions of more than 5,000 women who worked in various jobs in the entertainment industry. Around half of them claim they’ve experienced some type of unwanted sexual attention at work, while around 1,000 of these women say they’ve experienced sexual coercion while at work. Sexual harassment is a problem for many Florida employees, but it is a problem even in an industry that led a national conversation on the issue through the Me Too movement.
Harassment in the workplace comes in many different forms. It most often includes gender-based verbal harassment, crude jokes or comments of a sexual nature. Another common type of harassment includes being asked for dates repeatedly or experiencing unwanted advances. It may also include coercion, such as sexual advances attached to promises of advancement or threats of termination.
Regardless of the type of sexual harassment experienced in the workplace, a Florida victim does not have to remain silent. There are options available to those who have dealt with unwanted contact or any treatment that crosses a line. With the help of an experienced attorney, it may be possible to hold liable parties accountable through a civil claim.