Sexual harassment is the most common form of unlawful harassment in California workplaces, though harassment can occur based on other protected factors under the law, such as race, disability, or age. Gender harassment can also be common, and while it is often associated with sexual harassment, this is a different type of harassment.
If you believe that you endured gender harassment at work, you should not delay in learning about your rights from gender harassment attorneys in San Francisco.
Gender harassment is conduct at work that is offensive and targets an aspect of the employee’s gender. Such conduct might be based on:
While the understanding of gender has changed significantly over time, many people still hold outdated views of gender norms and expectations. Employees who do not conform to those expectations may be subjected to harassing and offensive behavior.
Many different types of conduct can constitute harassment. Some examples might include:
Harassing conduct is unlawful when it sufficiently offends, humiliates, or distresses you, disrupts your emotional tranquility in the workplace, affects your ability to perform the job as usual, or otherwise interferes with your personal sense of well-being.
If you believe that you are working in a hostile environment, you should immediately report the matter to your employer. If your employer fails to take action to effectively stop the harassment, you have the right to file a claim. You also might be able to take legal action if:
Always have a skilled lawyer review the situation and advise you of your rights.
At the law firm of Minnis & Smallets LLP, we take all forms of workplace discrimination very seriously, and we stand up for the rights of employees to have a work environment free from harassing conduct. If you believe you are working in a hostile work environment, please discuss the matter with our dedicated gender harassment attorneys in San Francisco. Contact us for a free discussion and case evaluation today.