A man who worked for AutoZone in its Chula Vista store in 2010 is suing his former employer for sexual harassment. The man claims that his male supervisor slapped him on the buttocks and would not stop after he told the supervisor that the touching made him feel uncomfortable. The complaint says that he worked at the store for a few months and that the harassment started soon after he was hired.
In early October, a former campaign worker for California congressional candidate Carl DeMaio began speaking publicly about what he claims was sexual harassment. Although the 28-year-old man's attorney says that he has not yet decided whether or not to file a civil lawsuit against DeMaio, he was willing to share his story with CNN.
Multiple male high-tech executives in California have been making the news recently on account of allegations of misconduct or sexual harassment charges that have been filed against them. The technology industry is heavily male dominated, and the accusations being alleged against males in the business may make it even harder for the profession to attract and retain female employees. One female employee has now filed a lawsuit against a former female employer at Yahoo, claiming that the employee was coerced to have "oral and digital sex" with her supervisor under the threat of termination.
California employees may be interested in the story of one woman who is taking her former employer to court over allegations of sexual harassment. The woman joins others in her industry who have recently alleged similar treatment at the hands of their employers.
Many California residents understand that farm work is one of the most dangerous jobs available. Exposure to pesticides is one of the primary risks, but for female farmworkers, unwanted sexual advances, verbal abuse, and even rape are all threats when working in the fields. According to one study, 40 percent of female farmworkers reported dealing with some kind of sexual harassment or assault while at work. Many of these assaults and harassments go unreported because workers fear losing their jobs.