Last week, the longtime Fox News personality Gretchen Carlson brought allegations of sexual harassment against the network's chairman, Roger Ailes. Carlson had worked at Fox News since 2005, but the network recently decided not to renew her contract; her claim asserts that Ailes is punishing her for speaking out against persistent workplace harassment and refusing his sexual advances. She is seeking compensatory damages.
Your place of work should be a safe environment, free from hazards and dangerous conditions of a physical nature, as well as those of a psychological manner. This means that harassment and abuse must not be tolerated.
For expecting parents, parents with young children or those who are entrusted with caring for ailing family members, there are federal laws in place under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) that ensure employers do not punish parents and caretakers for taking time away from work to go to medical appointments, pursue treatments, spend time with a newborn or newly adopted child, and numerous other reasons.