Rape In The Fields Analysis

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Video: “Rape in the Fields” in retrospective. Frontline, Univision, the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley, and the Center for Investigative Reporting partnered a year long investigation, to tell “the story of the hidden price many migrant women working in America’s fields and packing plants pay to stay employed and provide for their families”. Their collaboration resulted on the hour-long documentary “Rape in the Fields” that aired June 25, 2013. The video shines a light one the agricultural industry nation wide, and sexual harassment and assault perpetuated on women. The most atrocious aspect of this story is that no rape or assault chargers have come to futurity. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, (EEOC) the federal …show more content…
The jury determined that in August 1999 Harris Farms subjected Ms. Tamayo to adverse employment action to retaliate for her opposition to and rejection of sexual harassment; the court awarded injunctive relief in $ 994,000 that included a prohibition of retaliation, equal employment opportunity for employees, and posting a notice of employment rights. The complaint further alleged unlawful employment practices included: demotion, isolation, continued harassment, and suspension for filing a grievance to result in her March 13, 2001 constructive discharge. Another case of notice is that of Maricruz Ladino of California 's Salinas Valley, a 40-year-old farm worker that in 2006, a farm supervisor harassed and pressured her to have sex. Ladino lodged a complaint against the supervisor, but she was fired. Ladino didn 't file a police report. Ladino together with a legal aid group eventually filed a civil suit against the grower; of course the supervisor denied the allegations and never faced criminal charges, yet the company agreed to a confidential settlement in …show more content…
According to a study done by the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health, more than 70% of American workplaces do not have a formal program or policy in place to address workplace violence. Employers have legal duty and a moral obligation to provide a safe workplace. Because, in today 's environment, no workplace is immune to the possibility of workplace violence. An Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) should be implemented in all corporations where sexual assault is reported to prevent loss of life and injuries and to limit financial losses and potential liability. Coupled with on premises security and adequate lighting, the implementation of a body systems and oversight of supervisor

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