Employees should be able to go to work and trust that their employers and supervisors will not take advantage of their position by making unwanted sexual advances at their employees. They should also feel safe working alongside co-workers in an environment that does not allow sexual harassment or discrimination. When one of these illegal acts does occur, victims are encouraged to turn to a Granite Bay sexual harassment lawyer who can help them file their sexual harassment claim.
Sexual harassment is one way in which sexual misconduct occurs in the workplace. It is an infringement on a person’s dignity and personal rights. Whether these behaviors involve unwelcome sexual advances or derogatory and discriminatory statements about someone or a group of people, they all constitute sexual harassment. Not only are they hurtful and degrading, but, over time, they can significantly harm their target.
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Sexual harassment is a broad category of many different types of behaviors that are either related to sexual orientation and gender or are sexual in nature. Unwarranted sexual words or actions, such as sexual physical touching without consent, sexual advances, and sexist jokes, are all inappropriate and should be reported. Below are some specific instances in which sexual harassment can occur in the workplace.
It is prohibited by law for any employer to inflict punishment or further abuse onto a worker who has made a report of sexual discrimination or sexual harassment in their Granite Bay workplace. Anyone who feels that they have been a victim of retaliation in the workplace should contact a harassment attorney to discuss their options.
Furthermore, an employer cannot fire an employee for reporting harassment against a coworker or superior. Unfortunately, this happens more often than not. When it does, the employee may be able to file a wrongful termination claim against their employer. Through this claim, they can seek compensation for defamation of character, along with any loss of work or inability to find adequate employment.
A: A harassment claim can be filed by any employee, staff, or worker against anyone who acts or behaves in a way that makes the worker feel uncomfortable in the workplace. This can include:
Sexual harassment claims are filed in civil court. However, criminal harassment charges, which are different, must be filed in civil court.
A: Many California state laws have been passed to address sex crimes. Sexual misconduct, as it applies to the workplace and employment law, is also illegal, but these cases are mostly civil matters. While there’s no specific sexual misconduct law in California, sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual assault are all illegal, whether they fall under criminal or civil jurisdiction.
A: To file a claim for sexual harassment at the workplace, you must submit a complaint with the California Civil Rights Department (CRD). If a coworker or employer makes criminal threats of violent or physical injury, the victim may choose to also file criminal charges against their harasser, which could result in jail time for the perpetrator if they are convicted. Additionally, law enforcement or a judge may also decide to file criminal charges against a sexual harasser.
A: Three types of sexual harassment are:
Other, more specific, types of harassment include:
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