Comments on: Sexually Harassed Farmworkers Often Unaware Of Rights http://www.immigrationwatchdog.com/?p=381 Sat, 06 May 2006 18:36:06 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=1.5.1.2 by: Ralph http://www.immigrationwatchdog.com/?p=381#comment-156 Sat, 29 Oct 2005 00:59:52 +0000 http://www.immigrationwatchdog.com/?p=381#comment-156 A lot of women, not just farmworkers, are unfortunately unaware of their rights and the venues they have to stop harassment. What is a pleasure to see is when employers act fast and furious when an allegation comes up. A friend of mine, an immigrant from El Salvador, was being sexually harassed. A friend informed her of her rights and the law. With some encouragement and some prayers for courage, she called the headquarters of the hotel she was working at. She was still too afraid to name names but did mention that the cooks were the perpetrators. The next day the cooks were hauled into the back room and given a good talking too. The harassment stopped immediately. Word got out about management's seriousness. Another waitress was heard saying, "May God bless whoever had the courage to complain because those guys were harassing me too." A lot of women, not just farmworkers, are unfortunately unaware of their rights and the venues they have to stop harassment. What is a pleasure to see is when employers act fast and furious when an allegation comes up.

A friend of mine, an immigrant from El Salvador, was being sexually harassed. A friend informed her of her rights and the law. With some encouragement and some prayers for courage, she called the headquarters of the hotel she was working at. She was still too afraid to name names but did mention that the cooks were the perpetrators.

The next day the cooks were hauled into the back room and given a good talking too. The harassment stopped immediately. Word got out about management’s seriousness. Another waitress was heard saying, “May God bless whoever had the courage to complain because those guys were harassing me too.”

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