Women work in many different types of jobs in California. In all of these industries and in all types of jobs that women work, they should be able to do their jobs without having to deal with sexual harassment. This has been an issue for many years, though, and many women in the workplace have had to endure it.
Some types of jobs or certain industries tend to have more occurrences of sexual harassment than others though.
Women who work for tips such as in the food industry account for approximately 14 percent of all complaints to the EEOC.
Another type of work that results in more harassment is jobs where women tend to work alone, such as hotel staff and janitors.
Women working in male dominated environments also experience more harassment. For instance, about 30 percent of women working in construction reported being harassed almost daily. Workplaces with greater power imbalances within the company also reported higher levels of harassment.
No matter the work environment, sexual harassment is illegal and recent movements have shown that women do not need to endure this harassment. If they are experiencing harassment, they may even be entitled to compensation for the damages they suffer due to the harassment.
Women make up a large and very important part of the workplace in California. They are also more than qualified to hold the same types of jobs as men. They also have a right to not have to endure harassment to simply do their job and earn their income.
If a woman is experiencing harassment, it can have detrimental effects on many aspects of her life, and she may be entitled to compensation for the damages they suffer. Consulting with experienced attorneys who understand women's rights in the workplace may be beneficial.