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On behalf of The Rager Law Firm posted on June 01, 2019

When you go to work, the last thing you should ever have to worry about is a hostile work environment. While many factors affect work, we know that you never expect to need a sexual harassment attorney in Los Angeles. At The Rager Law Firm, we are here for you.

Today, we want to discuss the recent lawsuits that have been filed against fast-food giant McDonald’s. We also want to go over what workplace sexual harassment is and what you can do about it.

What is going on at McDonald’s?

If you have been watching the news over the last month, you may have seen stories of McDonald’s workers around the country protesting about working conditions. Particularly, they have been raising awareness of a culture of sexual harassment within the company.

Now, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed complaints with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of four McDonald’s workers in Southern California.

The allegations in these local filings include:

  • Sexual propositions
  • Exposure to sexually explicit comments
  • Retaliation for filing complaints

McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook says that the company was committed “to ensuring a harassment and bias-free workplace.”

This is nothing new

Thankfully, the “Me Too” movement has brought sexual harassment in the workplace to the forefront of our discussions. For too long in this country, people have had to tolerate sexual harassment as a regular part of showing up to work.

However, we recognize that the “Me Too” movement has spent too much time focusing on the rich and famous. Now, we need to focus on employees at all levels of corporations. It is often those who work minimum wage jobs who have the least opportunity to be heard. They are the ones who suffer from retaliation from coworkers and supervisors.

A survey released by NPR shows that 81% of women in the workplace have reported being sexually harassed. Sexual harassment takes many forms and includes:

  • Unwanted sexual advances
  • Requests for sexual favors
  • Verbal harassment of a sexual nature
  • Physical harassment of a sexual nature

It is important to understand that sexual harassment can be BOTH physical and non-physical.

  • 41% of men also reported experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace.

What we will do to help now

If you have experienced sexual harassment in your workplace, we want you to know that you have options. At The Rager Law Firm, we will be your voice. Nobody should have to experience sexual harassment at work, regardless of their gender or status inside of a company.

Our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to get to work on your behalf. Let us secure the compensation you deserve for the wrongs you have had to endure. This can include:

  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Lost wages and benefits
  • Compensation for any needed counseling
  • Punitive damages against those responsible

If you need a Los Angeles sexual harassment attorney, you can contact us by calling at 310-527-6994 for a free consultation.

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