The "me too" movement has gone nationwide, but California is one of the states in which it had its start. The entertainment industry was rife with sexual harassment and a few people speaking out on the topic began what could be compared to an avalanche of outrage and steps to provide greater protection and outlets to victims. While there has been a reduction in the number of complaints about sexual harassment, it is obvious that the problem has not and will presumably never go away completely. Statistics seek to assess the continuing issue and a recent study indicates that African-American women are being harassed with greater frequency.
When California employees are subjected to workplace violations, they undoubtedly understand that they have the right to file a claim to be compensated for it. Still, they might not be completely aware of how the case will be settled or decided upon. Facing employer retaliation can make it difficult to move forward at the workplace. It can have a negative impact on every aspect of a person's working life and their personal life. Knowing how to file and why to file are the basics. The possibility of a settlement offer and what determinations the Labor Commissioner's Office can make is also key. Having legal help from the start is vital to a successful case.