A couple of lawmakers in the Colorado state legislature have announced their departure from the body in the wake of sexual harassment allegations. One lawmaker denies that his decision has anything to do with the allegation against him, saying his decision not to run for re-election in 2020 is for financial reasons. The lawmaker has a background in business and is pursuing other opportunities.
Employees at all levels can suffer from retaliation in the workplace, and this retaliation can be administered for many different reasons. Retaliation is never acceptable, and legal action can be taken if the behavior can be recognized as a legitimate form of retaliation.
Sexual harassment has no place in the workplace, yet it still occurs in many places of business. It is against the law to harass an applicant or employee due to the person's sex or gender, among other protected categories. Sexual harassment includes verbal and physical harassment, requests for sexual favors and unwelcome sexual advances.
Many employees in the Denver area will inevitably get to know a lot about their employer's business in connection with their jobs. This is particularly true when an employee has a job that involves the handling of sensitive information, is in a position of leadership or, in some cases, is just someone who has been with the same employer for a long time.