Many teens face sexual harassment at jobs, such as restaurants, retail outlets and ski resorts. But teens frequently fail to report these incidents, for a number of reasons. Some teens may be afraid to pursue action, or are unaware of their legal rights. Others don't report harassment because they are only working on a temporary basis and know they will be leaving the job in a short while, anyway. Teens sometimes feel embarrassed about the incidents or don't want to make trouble at one of their first jobs.
Some teens have filed lawsuits, some against major companies such as Burger King, Starbucks and McDonald's. As teens begin jobs over the summer, government officials and teen advocates are working to educate teens as to what constitutes sexual harassment and how to report it.
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