Is Sexual Harassment Illegal in All CA Workplaces?
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Is Sexual Harassment Illegal in All California Workplaces?

Is Sexual Harassment Illegal in All California Workplaces?

At Manukyan Law Firm, our Glendale employment law attorney knows 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.

Simply put, it is illegal for all employers in California and throughout the U.S. to allow anyone to be sexually harassed at work, regardless of that person’s gender or sexual orientation.

Unfortunately, the illegality of non-verbal, verbal, physical, or threatening sexual harassment does not stop it from occurring. If you have been sexually harassed at work, anywhere in California, our Los Angeles County employment law attorneys want to help you hold the liable party accountable for their actions or inaction in responding to your claims.

Who Can Be Held Liable for Sexual Harassment in California Workplaces?

Whether it is non-verbal sexual harassment including winking, leering, or making sexual gestures, verbal sexual harassment including making statements about another employee’s appearance, physical sexual harassment including unwanted touching, or quid pro quo sexual harassment, involving an employer or employee requesting sexual favors in exchange for favorable treatment, workplace sexual harassment is never acceptable in any form in California.

While most workers know the signs of sexual harassment, they may not know who can be held liable for this unlawful behavior.

No matter their gender or sexual orientation, multiple parties may be held liable for sexual harassment in California workplaces including:

  • Company Owners
  • Customers
  • Employees
  • Supervisors or Managers
  • Vendors

In January 2021, California law began requiring all employers with five or more employees to provide sexual harassment training for their employees.

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing requires all California employers with five or more employees to provide training that includes practical guidance regarding federal and state laws prohibiting, preventing, and correcting sexual harassment based on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation, and information regarding the remedies available to sexual harassment victims.

Have Your Workplace Rights Been Violated by Sexual Harassment?

Although many signs of workplace sexual harassment may be obvious, others are often subtle or disguised as jokes, which often allows unlawful behavior to continue and shields the employer from liability. This, too, is illegal.

You deserve legal representation that puts you first. If you are a victim of sexual harassment in any California workplace, regardless of the size of the company or the industry, call our experienced Glendale employment law attorneys at Manukyan Law Firm by calling (818) 559-4444 or contact us online today.



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