sexual harassment

Sexual Harassment in Napa Vineyards

February 15, 2019

Nearly a third of female workers reported experiencing offensive comments, jokes, and gestures in their current employment in a study partially funded by the small grant program at the Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety. UC Cooperative Extension Advisor Dr. Monica Cooper, Emanuelle Klachky, and colleagues examined the relationship between incidence of sexual harassment, work team factors that facilitate sexual harassment, and the consequences for vineyard workers.

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Sexual Harassment of Hispanic Women Farmworkers in the Agricultural Workplace

PI: Stephen McCurdy, MD, MPH, UC Davis

WCAHS Offers Sexual Harassment Prevention Training to Agricultural Employers

February 20, 2018

All workers should feel comfortable and safe in their workplaces.  Unfortunately, sexual harassment at work is a common occurrence, and aside from the harm it can do to individuals, it can also have damaging effects on productivity and morale within the organization. This is the topic addressed by a new Sexual Harassment and Prevention training offered by WCAHS.

Ag Center Confronts Rape in Field

August 11, 2014

The PBS FRONTLINE 2013 documentary, “Rape in the Fields,” highlights undocumented women from California’s Salinas and Fresno areas as well as Washington’s Yakima Valley experience with sexual harassment and rape suffered at the hands of their supervisors. The women tell of their ordeals, sometimes at gunpoint, and fear of losing their jobs or being deported if they complain or leave. Often, the women do not speak English, are poor, in debt, and / or responsible for supporting their family.