Under both federal and California law, it is against the law to harass an employee on the basis of that person’s sex. The state statute specifically states that sexual harassment is a form of employment discrimination, and provides a number of remedies to which a worker or job candidate may be entitled. However, the laws are quite complex and identifying conduct that constitutes sexual harassment may be difficult.
Our employment lawyers at Minnis & Smallets, LLP have represented many clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area in California, assisting employees with claims of sexual harassment in the workplace and protecting their interests in these cases. After conducting an initial consultation, we can explain how the law applies to your specific situation, but you may also find it useful to review some basic information on sexual harassment claims in California.
Under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, a worker can file a claim for sexual harassment in two situations:
Example: A manager pressures a worker to engage in sexual activities in order to avoid being fired.
While most sexual harassment is of a female employee by a male supervisor or co-worker, sexual that is not the only form that sexual harassment can take:
For more information about sexual harassment laws and the implications for both employees and employers, please call the San Francisco offices of Minnis & Smallets, LLP at 1-415-551-0885. Our experienced lawyers can answer your questions or schedule a consultation to discuss the details of your case. You can also check out our website to learn more about our legal services in the areas of sexual harassment, discrimination, and other employment issues.