5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW REGARDING SEXUAL ASSAULT THIS WEEK.
Los Angeles (The Karney Report)
By Shari Karney, Esq.
SEXUAL FAVORITISM HARASSMENT and DISCRIMINATION-If you are NOT Sleeping with Your Boss!
A California law, opens the door for other co-workers to sue alleging, that they are being disadvantaged because they are not having sex with the boss. (See link below new Sexual Favoritism Law California 2018)
Sexual Favoritism Harassment and Discrimination laws forbid the boss from having a sexual relationship with a subordinate, even if its consensual under California law! (Check the law in your state to see what your rights are.)
Let’s say for example, in Hollywood’s decades old casting-couch that allows powerful men to prey on young women seeking fame and fortune in films, an actress sleeps with the boss (director, producer, studio head) to get cast in the film. Let’s say the boss gives the role to the actress that slept with him. Even if it was a consensual relationship, another actress might claim she was denied the role because she was not sleeping with the director, producer, or CEO.
It’s unfair to other women trying to get work or advance their careers based on merit for a boss to work on behalf of an employee or subordinate because the subordinate is having a sexual relationship with him, even if she is a willing participant.
You could have legal rights for “Sexual Favoritism Harassment and Discrimination” if you are being disadvantaged because you are not having sex with the boss and notice that those women who are, are getting preferential treatment, more money and career advancement not based on merit.