When you apply for a job or head into your office in the morning, you should not be subjected to sexual harassment. Employers have a duty to take steps to prevent sexual harassment and to correct it promptly when it occurs. Sexual harassment is extremely harmful, and individuals in the workplace who have been victims of sexual harassment should know that they have options to move forward with a claim.
Sexual harassment in the workplace is prohibited under both federal and California state law. Whether you are an employer or an employee, it is important to understand the rights and responsibilities you have under the law. A California sexual harassment lawyer can assist you.
We handle many different kinds of harassment cases, including:
As we mentioned above, there are both federal and state laws that prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace, including the following:
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) clarifies that sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. According to the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the following types of behaviors may constitute sexual harassment in the workplace:
Sexual harassment can take many forms, and it is important to speak with an experienced California sexual harassment attorney if you have questions or concerns.
The EEOC underscores that “prevention is the best tool to eliminate sexual harassment in the workplace.” As such, the federal agency encourages employers to “take steps necessary to prevent sexual harassment from occurring.” California law has more specific requirements for employers when it comes to preventing and correcting sexual harassment in the workplace. Under California law, employers must do the following:
If you are an employer who needs assistance conducting a proper sexual harassment investigation and mitigating liability, or an employee who has faced sexual harassment at work and needs more information about filing a claim, you should reach out to a California employment discrimination attorney. Contact Valiant Law today.
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