Coachella – Sunshine, Selfies, and Sexual Harassment
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On behalf of The Rager Law Firm posted on April 20, 2018
Coachella 2018 hit the news for plenty of reasons – Beyoncé is one of the main ones. The annual music festival was packed with thousands of partygoers, who danced their days away, sampled the food and drink on offer, and filled their social media with photographic evidence of what a fantastic time they were having. However, Coachella, like many other music festivals, is also a hotbed of sexual harassment and unwanted physical contact. Some festivalgoers have reported being harassed, groped, or on the receiving end of unwanted sexual advances over 40 times during the festival. Teen Vogue interviewed 54 young women at the event and every single one of them had at least one story of sexual harassment.
The problem is not confined to Coachella either, with a 2016 survey revealing that 90% of all women who attended music festivals had been sexually harassed in some form, at least once. This wasn’t a particularly small-scale survey – over 1,000 women participated.
Of course, sexual harassment and similar unwanted advances are not confined to festivals and other leisure activities, as numerous employees regularly approach Los Angeles sexual harassment attorneys for legal assistance with work-related incidents.
Sexual Harassment in the Los Angeles Workplace
You probably have a vague notion of what sexual harassment means, but did you know that there are numerous ways in which it can happen? Even where behavior does not seem to be overly-aggressive, if there are sexual connotations, and you are not happy about it, it is sexual harassment. Offenses can range from repeated contact outside of working hours, or email containing sexual images or content, to unwanted touching or even sexual assault. However your sexual harassment has occurred, a Los Angeles attorney from The Rager Law Firm can help you.
Some of the ways in which sexual harassment regularly occurs in Los Angeles, and beyond, include:
Unwelcome sexual comments from a coworker
Emails containing sexually explicit messages
Touching or calling a coworker repeatedly
Asking about a coworker’s sex life
A manager requesting sexual favors in exchange for a promotion or other benefits
Suggestions from managers that the work environment could be better if an employee was friendlier – implying sexual contact
Retaliation against an employee who has reported a co-worker or one in a leadership role for unwanted sexual approaches
Despite numerous efforts to eradicate sexual harassment, it remains endemic within Los Angeles workplaces, and our attorneys are passionate about doing what we can to put an end to this behavior by holding harassers accountable.
Speak to a Los Angeles Sexual Harassment Attorney Today to Learn How We Could Help You
If you, or a loved one, have experienced sexual harassment or unwanted sexual advances in the workplace, we can provide legal representation and guidance to help you resolve the situation. The best solution will depend on your individual circumstances so, to learn how a Los Angeles sexual harassment attorney from The Rager Law Firm could assist you, call us today on 310-527-6994 to schedule a free consultation.