Company owner sexually harasses and discriminates

I work for a small company where the owner sexually harasses the females in the office by staring, touching, etc. No one that is currently employed there will bring anything to his attention for fear of losing their job. When a female ex-coworker brought up issues when she quit, he immediately said that she brought up things that could harm his business-he admitted it. There is total male favortism with wages, promotions, and overtime. We are all younger females (mostly under 25) and feel taken advantage of. I just need to know what I can do. I am not even really interested in money, I just want him to get in trouble.

1 answer  |  asked Apr 2, 2001 5:12 PM [EST]  |  applies to California

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Anthony Sperber
Small company harassment

The behavior by your boss, as you describe it, probably constitutes sex discrimination and sexual harassment, in violation of state and federal law.

There are a variety of approaches that you and other employees could take--some involving money and some not. You have a lot of discretion in how to pursue this, which I can explain later, if you wish.

If you would like to discuss this further, feel free to contact me directly:

Anthony Sperber
anthony@sperberlaw.com

posted by Anthony Sperber  |  Apr 2, 2001 5:26 PM [EST]

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