Anyone can be victimized by sexual harassment on the job. It's important to point that out so that all workers know that they have rights. That includes men who get harassed by women or other men.
Media stories about grueling working conditions at Amazon distribution centers and warehouses in Tennessee and around the country have been a problem for the world's largest online retailer for many years. Allegations contained in a recently filed federal complaint say that the company has also discriminated against workers based on their race, religion or national origin.
Tennessee employees who report sexual harassment in the workplace and who face retaliation as a result may want to file a lawsuit against an employer. An employee who says she was terminated after she turned down the advances of the owner of the company she worked for was awarded $11.1 million by a jury.
In Tennessee and the rest of the U.S., employers are prohibited from misusing the genetic information of applicants and employees. Discrimination based on the genetic information of an employee or applicant is illegal, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission enforces this prohibition.
Workers in Tennessee and throughout the country are reporting sexual harassment more frequently, according to information released by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Since the #MeToo movement began in late 2017 with the exposure of multiple sexual assault and harassment complaints against Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein, sexual harassment allegations have been filed more frequently with federal regulatory agencies. This has happened even as overall complaints of workplace discrimination and harassment on all grounds have gone down.