WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT VICTIMS ARE CALLING LAWYERS & WINNING CASES

 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A MAN OR WOMAN IS SEXUALLY HARASSED AT WORK?

A co-worker or boss is sexually harassing them. The inappropriate comments. The unwanted contact. The gross emails. The calls. The texts.

THE VICTIM NEEDS THE JOB, THE MONEY, AND THEY CAN’T JUST LEAVE. WHAT DO THEY DO?

They fight it off. They try to avoid that person. They make the best of it. They deny that it’s happening. They keep the secret that they are victims of sexual assault.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT CAN COME IN MANY FORMS

We may think that workplace sexual harassment only looks like one type of behavior. Actually,workplace sexual harassment can occur in a number of ways, including:

  • Your boss or a co-worker making your employment dependent on sexual favors
  • Your boss or a co-worker subjecting you to Physical acts of sexual assault
  • Your boss or a co-worker requesting sexual favors
  • Your boss or a co-worker verbally harassing you of a sexual nature
  • Your boss or a co-worker making unwanted contact
  • Your boss or a co-worker making unwelcome sexual advances
BEING VICTIMIZED? ASK FOR HELP!

VICTIMS ARE BECOMING MORE EMPOWERED

Ever since the beginning of the #MeToo movement – a global movement against domestic and workplace sexual harassment and assault – the amount of sexual harassment victims that have come forward has risen and risen. Victims of workplace sexual harassment are coming forward – they are standing up!

SEXUAL HARASSMENT VICTIMS ARE CALLING LAWYERS, AND WINNING CASES….

Are you a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace? Do you feel that you are being harassed? You are not alone. Recently, there have been a number of large sexual harassment settlements that all started with the victim standing up and asking for help…

In Illinois, a jury awarded a victim $95 million in a sexual harassment suit…

Here in California, a sexual harassment victim was awarded $168 million dollars…

Even the US CONGRESS paid $18 million in sexual harassment claims…

FEEL HARASSED IN THE WORKPLACE? YOU HAVE RIGHTS!

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LOWER WAGE WORKERS AT HIGHER RISK OF HAVING WAGES STOLEN

IS IT SHOCKING THAT CORPORATE AMERICA IS CAUGHT STEALING?

Maybe not. However, it is quite shocking that Corporate America is stealing from the employees that help them generate billions in revenue every year. Wage theft—-when employers fail to pay employees all legally entitled wages—-impacts all employees, across all workplaces, in all states…However, as one might expect, wage theft impacts young workers, women, people of color, and immigrant workers most of all. The majority of workers with reported wages below the minimum wage are over 25 and are native-born U.S. citizens, nearly half are white, more than a quarter have children, and just over half work full time.

“Wage theft is the rule, not the exception, for low-wage workers,” said Michael Hollander, a staff attorney at Community Legal Services of Philadelphia. “Low-income workers are already in this fragile balance,” said Victor Narro of the UCLA Labor Center. “One paycheck of not being able to get the wages they’re owed can cause them to lose everything.”

Wage theft is a MASSIVE PROBLEM In the 10 most populated states in the union:

  • Workers in all demographic categories being cheated out of pay
  • 17 percent of all low-wage workers are victims of wage theft
  • Wage theft, like minimum wage violations, affects at least 2.4 million workers
  • Those workers lose $8 billion annually to wage theft, involving a variety of wage and hour violations
  • On average wage theft costs those workers an average of $3,300 per year in wage violations

EMPLOYERS STEAL BILLIONS FROM WORKERS’ PAYCHECKS EACH YEAR! BILLIONS!

According to Good Jobs First, some of the most penalized corporations include:

  • Walmart – $1.4 billion in total wage theft settlements
  • FedEx – $502 million in total wage theft settlements
  • Bank of America – $381 million in total wage theft settlements
  • Wells Fargo – $205 million in total wage theft settlements
  • JPMorgan Chase – $160 million in total wage theft settlements
  • State Farm Insurance – $140 million in total wage theft settlements

IT’S NOT ALWAYS THE HUGE COMPANIES

Recently, Brooklyn District Attorney and the New York City Department of Investigation, announced a Brooklyn construction company pleaded guilty to second-degree grand larceny for underpaying and committing wage theft against 21 employees. Let’s walk through the elements of this specific case:

According to the New York Daily News, the Brooklyn District Attorney stated that the affected workers were all immigrants,

According to the filing, the Brooklyn construction company falsely certified that it paid these workers at prevailing wage rates ($62 to $63 per hour).

In reality, the Brooklyn construction company only paid between $10 and $17 per hour and no overtime or benefits

At the end of the day, the Brooklyn construction company ended up owing the workers more than $230,000 in restitution.

DO YOU SUSPECT YOU ARE THE VICTIM OF WAGE THEFT?

Learn more about your employee rights. Lawyers for Employee and Consumer Rights (LFECR) is a leading California employment law firm. With 40+ remote attorneys, LFECR is able to work on behalf of clients anywhere in California. Fired unfairly? Your free consult awaits!

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