It has been almost a year since the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment news forever changed Hollywood and began one of the most important social movements of our generation. Since the Weinstein allegations, countless women have come forward with allegations against other men in positions of power. Now that it is 2018, women all over the world have decided that time is up. From #MeToo to #TimesUp, women are taking a stance against years of sexual harassment and abuse. We are coming together to say that time is indeed up on sexual harassment, on tolerating discrimination, assault, and abuses of power in the workplace – regardless of whether you are a famous Hollywood actress or work at the post office. This is an important message that is being voiced by women in many different positions. On January 1st, 2018, a handful of Hollywood women (including Emma Stone, Selena Gomez, and Natalie Portman) launched an initiative to fight sexual harassment and put a stop to it for good. The Time’s Up campaign, as it is being called, includes more than 300 actresses, writers, and directors, and has raised an impressive $14 million this far.
Right now, in Hollywood, the industry is working to establish new standards that will tackle sexual harassment and misconduct once and for all. For years, it has been the ‘norm’ for women to be objectified and subjected to inappropriate acts by men in power. This will no longer stand. While charges have yet to be filed against Weinstein and other top men in the center of these allegations, this may be changing soon. While no legal ramifications have manifested as of yet for these men, their reputations have certainly taken a beating and they are out of work. Numerous actors, executive producers, producers, and directors have been fired and shunned by the industry for their actions, including Andy Dick, Danny Masterson and Matt Lauer. Here at Janovksy & Associates, we represent victims of sexual harassment and work hard to ensure those responsible are held accountable. We stand together with women in the Times Up movement and are determined to fight for your rights, should you find yourself the victim of sexual harassment in Frisco.
Understanding Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Sexual harassment takes place at an alarming rate in the workplace. For many women, simply going to work can be a dangerous and abusive environment. If you find yourself the target of jokes, sexual gestures, off-color comments, or other inappropriate actions, you do not have to tolerate this behavior. Our Frisco sexual harassment lawyers are prepared to fight for your rights and hold those accountable for this inappropriate behavior responsible.
If you have been the victim of any type of sexual harassment, it is your right to report the activity and potentially pursue a lawsuit. You may be entitled to financial compensation for any lost wages and benefits, emotional suffering, or pain that you’ve incurred as a result of sexual harassment. Please give Janovsky & Associates a call today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your Frisco sexual harassment case today.