Allegations of sexual harassment or discrimination can be extremely damaging to employers in Tennessee and around the country. This is especially true when they are accused of either covering up misconduct or offering their workers pay raises or promotions to remain silent. This is what the company behind the dating application Tinder is accused of doing in a lawsuit filed recently by a former executive.
A study conducted by specialist insurer Hiscox indicated that 35% percent of employees believe they have experienced harassment in the workplace. Of the people in that group, 50% said the harassment was due to their sex or gender. The study including surveys of 500 full-time employees in Tennessee and across the country and was conducted from June 6 to June 11, 2018. Study participants were found with an invitation over email followed by a survey they completed online.
Some women in Tennessee might be facing less sexual harassment in the workplace than in recent years, but they may be facing greater discrimination. These were the findings of a study conducted by University of Colorado researchers in the Leeds School of Business.
Black women in Tennessee and elsewhere are more likely to experience sexual harassment in the workplace than white women, according to a new analysis of federal data. The study was published in the journal Gender, Work and Organization.
The problem of sexual harassment can appear within any profession in Tennessee, including medical professionals. When the Society of Gynecologic Oncology surveyed its 1,566 US members, 255 women and 147 men responded. The responses indicated that both women and men had experienced sexual harassment while training for their careers or in practice.
Individuals who work in Tennessee may experience sexual harassment or see it happen to someone else. In some cases, they may choose to report what they experienced or saw to their employers. However, this could have an impact on their careers, and it is why some victims don't immediately report instances of sexual harassment to their superiors or others. For instance, reporting sexual harassment to an employer could hinder a woman's ability to receive a promotion.
Tennessee residents may be aware that the McDonald's Corporation has adopted a zero-tolerance position toward sexual harassment and vowed to take accusations of inappropriate behavior more seriously. The company's position was established after workers at restaurants in 10 cities walked out in protest over the matter in September 2018. A series of sexual harassment lawsuits and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaints filed recently by more than two dozen female McDonald's employees suggest that the company may not be living up to these promises.
The results of a recent survey suggest that women in the legal profession in Tennessee and around the country often face discrimination and harassment in the workplace. The International Bar Association and a leading market research firm asked 7,000 legal professionals in 135 countries about their day-to-day experiences at work. More than one in three of the women polled stated that they had experienced sexual harassment at least once during their careers.
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.
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.