Harassment

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 more

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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 more

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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 more

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