Women in the workforce have encountered various setbacks and pitfalls in the past. Although it is presumed that males and females are treated equally in the workplace, this is not always the case. Some female employees experience unequal treatment when they do not receive comparable salaries and promotion opportunities. In addition to sex discrimination, women in the workplace also experience sexual harassment. These situations often lead to a hostile work environment, and the employee could experience damages.
Following a sexual harassment claim, a Minnesota office furniture and supply company recently reached a settlement. The company agreed to pay a settlement of $11,000 for damages. This claim stemmed from the operations manager allegedly using the security camera system at the company to stream footage of the breasts and body parts of the female employees to his personal computer.