Harassment

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 more

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FAQ: About 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 more

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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 more

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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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