Most cases of sexual harassment end with either the victim or the harassers leaving the job or transferred to a different apartment. In one tragic case of harassment out of Illinois, job site sexual harassment escalated to the murder of a young woman. After initially having the case thrown out, the woman's family is now allowed to sue Home Depot for failing to take adequate action to protect their daughter.
Pregnant women and new mothers have specific rights by which employers must abide. These protections apply to all pregnant women. They cover pregnant women from the hiring process through her pregnancy and even during the postpartum period. All pregnant women and those who have recently had a baby should remember these points.