The workplace is required to be free from all forms of harassment. Sexual harassment can take many forms in the workplace. Jokes, sexual innuendoes, comments, gestures, stalking, sexual assault, groping, touching and making sexual advances are all forms of sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination, which is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute a ‘hostile work environment’ and contribute to sexual harassment. Often when sexual harassment takes place in the work environment it can effect an individual’s work performance and create an intimidating, hostile, and offensive environment that can put employees in an unsafe and emotionally and physically damaging position.
Men and women alike can be the victims of sexual harassment. The victim does not have to be of the opposite sex. The victim does not have to be the person harassed and the victim could be anyone affected by offensive conduct.
The harasser may be a woman or a man. He or she can be the victim’s supervisor, an agent of the employer, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or a non-employee.
As experienced California attorneys, Donahoo & Associates can help you seek protection and justice if you have been a victim of sexual harassment or subjected to an environment where sexual harassment is allowed to exist.
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