Sexual Harassment is defined as unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature where submission to or rejection of this conduct affects an individual’s employment. All employers in California, regardless of the number of employees, are covered by the harassment section of the Fair Employment and Housing Act.
Employers are generally liable for sexual harassment committed by their supervisors or agents. Harassers, including both supervisory and nonsupervisory personnel, may be held personally liable for harassing an employee or co-worker or for aiding and abetting harassment.
California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act currently provides that, “harassment” because of sex includes sexual harassment, gender harassment, and harassment based on pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.
If you have been the victim of sexual harassment, discrimination, or retaliation after reporting sexual harassment or been pressured to submit to a quid pro quo arrangement for sexual favors, you may be entitled to substantial damages.
To schedule a free, confidential consultation regarding workplace sexual harassment, contact Chami Law today toll free at 888-384-7225 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.