Proving Sexual Harassment Took Place, if There Were No Witnesses
Sexual harassment is a common problem in workplaces in California. It is prevalent throughout the US, with 734,630 sexual assault and rape crimes reported in 2018. If you experienced sexual harassment at work, you are not alone. You have legal options such as filing an official complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or… read moreRead More
Is There a Statute of Limitations for Sexual Harassment Claims in CA?
As a sexual assault survivor, it is natural to struggle with coming forward. This is common among survivors of sexual harassment, discrimination, assault and violence. Unfortunately, federal and state laws place a time limit on your right to bring a claim, pushing you to file before it is too late. The legal term for this… read moreRead More
Can I File a Sexual Harassment Complaint Anonymously?
Sexual harassment is an offense many men and women face at work in California. A 2018 study by Stop Street Harassment found that 81% of women and 43% of men in the U.S. have experienced some form of harassment or assault in their lifetimes. Sexual harassment can create a hostile or intimidating workplace and interfere… read moreRead More
Is Teasing Sexual Harassment?
Sexual harassment is a serious issue that can make a work environment unproductive, unsafe or hostile. Sexual harassment can range from inappropriate jokes to physical assault. Knowing what does and does not constitute sexual harassment is important if you are considering coming forward with a related complaint or lawsuit with the help of a Los… read moreRead More
FAQs: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Sexual harassment is an illegal activity that violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It is a crime that unfortunately pervades thousands of workplaces around the U.S. Sexual harassment can lead to emotional distress, unlawful job termination, sexual assault and personal injuries. It is important to know the definition of sexual harassment as an employee… read moreRead More
Risks of Holiday Work Parties in California
Hosting a holiday work party may improve workplace culture and boost morale around the office, but it could also lead to personal injuries and company liability if an employer is not careful. The atmosphere at a holiday work party can be conducive to potential issues such as employee intoxication and sexual assault. An employer that… read moreRead More
Can You Be Sexually Harassed Online?
Sexual harassment is a very real and pervasive problem in the U.S. It refers to making inappropriate and unsolicited remarks, gestures or physical advances of a sexual nature, often in a workplace setting. Discrimination based on sex or gender is also sexual harassment. Intentional and unintentional sexual harassment can make an environment feel hostile and… read moreRead More
Sexual Harassment: How to Recognize Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Workplaces in California must be welcoming of all employees, regardless of sex, gender, race, age, disability, or sexual orientation. Employers and coworkers cannot discriminate against an employee on the basis of any protected class, including gender identity, marital status, or real or perceived HIV disability. Doing so would constitute sexual harassment and discrimination, and could… read moreRead More
What If Your Employer Fails to Correct Harassment in the Workplace?
The first step to handling a workplace harassment claim is always to report the issue to your employer, supervisor, or Human Resources department. Your company’s HR department should have protocols for remedying harassment and discrimination issues, such as investigating the incident or disciplining the harasser. Ideally, this will be the end of the problem and… read moreRead More