At a time when the #MeToo movement has been thrust back into the headlines, William Julien had the privilege of participating in a very timely panel discussion.
Whether you work for a large corporation, a small cupcake shop or a mid-sized real estate business, you have the right to do your job in an atmosphere that is safe and comfortable. Unfortunately, sexual harassment is a common problem in many industries, and one that does not discriminate between men and women.
Sexual harassment is a major workplace issue for countless women. Many females who work in the bar and nightclub scene in the Boca Raton area know how quickly things can get out of hand.
Sometimes workers have to report inappropriate or illegal practices in the workplace, and unfortunately their appropriate action can lead to retaliation from their coworkers or superiors. This can include demotion, dismissal, termination or discipline for reporting or thinking about reporting racial or sexual harassment or the harassment of a fellow employee.
Although President Obama signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order in July 2014, the implementation schedule is just now taking effect. In August 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (FAR Council) presented final rules and provided guidance in applying the new regulations. While it has been reported that the majority of federal contractors have complied with the requirements of the order, there are cases where employees have not been paid appropriate wages, have worked in a hazardous environment and have suffered from discriminatory practices.
Shaken, not stirred. It's a recipe for the perfect (Bond) martini. Up, on the rocks, doubles, straight--you know your job and you do it well. Five deep waiting at the bar? No worries. You can swipe a card, pour a drink and tap a beer, while still carrying on a conversation.
Most people know about more drastic cases of sexual harassment and don't have to ask if anything improper has been done -- they know it has. If your boss tells you that he or she would like you to spend the night on a business trip, in exchange for a promotion, it's obvious that this behavior crosses the line.
Plaintiffs in litigation that had already been dismissed get a second chance to bring legal action against a correction agency in Florida with contracts with the Justice Department.
If you have been a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, you have two choices: you can sit back and wait for this to happen again, or you can take the initiative to ensure that you are in a better place in the future.
Nobody wants to work in a stressful environment. While there is always natural stress associated with your job, you shouldn't have to concern yourself with other types, such as sexual harassment from a coworker.