Get Your Activism On!
February 15, 2010 1 Comment
United Farm workers has a petition going for the young female employee recently sexually harassed by a co-worker at Giumarra Vineyards. Co-workers came to her defense (the harassment included sexual advances, touching, and lewd remarks) and the next day, the young woman and the co-workers who defended her were fired in retaliation. The EEOC has filed a suit against Giumarra Vineyards.
The petition will be sent to Giumarra Vineyards as a message from the people, letting them know that sexual harassment should not be tolerated in the workplace (especially of a teenage girl, probably at her first job), as well as firing the employees that protected and defended the young woman when her employer failed to do so.
Actions like this, especially on a large scale, will often mean more than a lawsuit. Large business, especially those with a monopoly (or close enough), like here, need to be reminded that their employees, and their customers, are human beings, with a sense of justice, morality, and dignity.