Sexual Harassment is still one of the most prevalent issues in the workplace. Gender bias and inappropriate behavior remains common in the workplace ,and often goes untold.
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But what constitutes actionable sexual harassment under Federal and California law?
What is sexual harassment exactly?
Sexual harassment in the workplace is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”). Sexual harassment refers to unwelcome sexual advances, or other conduct of a sexual nature and actions that create a hostile work environment based on an employee’s sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.
What are a few examples of sexual harassment?
Sexual harassment is something that can manifest in extremely offensive actions or in small, daily acts that collectively make you feel uncomfortable. Some examples include:
- When someone constantly asks you for sexual favors.
- If someone is invading your personal space intentionally or trying to touch you inappropriately.
- If some makes inappropriate facial expressions or gestures that indicate sexual activity.
- If someone describes your looks to be provocative or sexualized.
- If someone is harassing you through calls, text messages, social media, notes and the like.
- If someone is giving you derogatory nicknames, catcalling, and use of innuendos.
What should you do?
Make the harassment known by filing a formal complaint with your Human Resources Department. It is best to start accumulating documentary proof such as emails, text messages and documenting the behavior of harassers.
Contact a sexual harassment attorney at Falakassa Law, P.C.
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