Every employee has the right to work in a non-hostile environment.
Sexual Harassment: Physical conduct; including assault, impeding or blocking movement, or physical interference with normal work or movement
Under state and federal law, even an “at-will” (e.g. in California all non-public employees who are not members of a union, and are not employed under a contract for a specific duration of time, are presumed to be at-will employees.) employee may bring a legal action against an employer or supervisor who has sexually harassed them. Sexual harassment lawyers Los Angeles residents are entitled to must be professional and heavily experienced like the team of Jance Weberman.
Victims of sexual harassment may be either male or female.
Under California law, sexual harassment may include such things as:
- “Harassment” for sexual favor
- Gender harassment
- Harassment based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions
- What is workplace sexual harassment?
Sexual harassment in employment can take the form of either of the following:
Hostile Work Environment Harassment – This is where the sexual conduct results in an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment. This may include
- Verbal conduct, including epithets
- Derogatory comments or slurs
- Physical conduct; including assault, impeding or blocking movement, or physical interference with normal work or movement
- Visual harassment, such as derogatory posters, cartoons, or drawings
- Quid Pro Quo Harassment – This type of harassment usually involves a situation where a supervisor’s request for sexual favors are linked to granting or denying job benefits. Benefits maybe
- Obtaining a position
- Keeping your job
- Receiving a promotion or favorable job review.
The supervisor may proposition you in some form along with expressing or implying threat that if you refuse you will be terminated, denied a job, or lose job benefits.
In other situations, an employee maybe promised a promotion, raise, or other job benefits, if he or she submits to a sexual advance.
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