ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY SEXUAL HARASSMENT
If you work in the entertainment industry and have been subjected to certain behavior by your employer or co-employees, you may be a victim of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry. With its creative atmosphere and its philosophy of “anything goes” as long as the work is done well, and the knowledge that most employees are afraid to enforce their rights, the entertainment industry has generally refused to deal with the victims of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry. Generally speaking, sexual harassment in the entertainment industry consists of any sexual advance that is unwelcome as well as any conduct in the course of employment that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment. This can include, but is not limited to, physical conduct such as hugging, touching, fondling, kissing, asking you to view pornography, as well as verbal conduct such as comments about sexual behavior; sexual jokes; or any sexist statements about you. Both men and women can be victims of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry. You are protected against sexual harassment in Hollywood by both Federal and State Law. If you have been found to be a victim of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, you may be entitled to compensation for any economic damage due to the sexual harassment; compensation for emotional damages such as emotional distress; and punitive damages to punish your employer for outrageous conduct. The information in this article does not constitute nor is it intended to constitute legal advice.
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