Does Gender Play a Role in California Sexual Harassment Cases?
The Los Angeles sexual harassment attorney at the Leichter Law Firm, APC, Aryeh Leichter, knows that workplace misconduct is often difficult to identify especially when workers are unsure whether they are protected by state and/or federal employment laws.
That is often true during sexual harassment cases when workers rely on outdated ideas of what constitutes troubling and illegal conduct.
In California, sexual harassment refers to unwelcome sexual advances, or other verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature and actions that create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment based on an employee’s sex.
This includes many forms of offensive behavior and gender-based harassment by a harasser of the same or different sex, and actions that subject co-workers to a hostile work environment.
What is the Sexual Harassment Law in California?
The Los Angeles County sexual harassment attorney at the Leichter Law Firm, APC enforces both state and federal laws to uphold his clients’ rights inside and outside the courtroom.
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.
Under California law, the offensive conduct need not be motivated by sexual desire but may be based upon an employee’s:
- Actual or perceived sex or gender identity
- Actual or perceived sexual orientation
- Pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions
If you are being sexually harassed at work in California, contact the skilled employment law attorney in California at the Leichter Law Firm, APC today to discuss your case during a free consultation.
Are California Employers Required to Provide Employees with Sexual Harassment Training?
California law requires all employers with five or more employees to provide employees with sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention training.
Nonsupervisory employees must complete one hour of training, and two hours of training for managers and supervisors every two years.
The law requires the training to include practical examples of harassment based on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.
What Can I Do If I Am a Victim of Workplace Sexual Harassment in California?
If you are experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace, report the conduct to your human resources department, manager, or supervisor, or follow the company’s written policy for reporting the behavior.
Keep records of the harassment, including the dates, times, and any individuals who were involved. Note the comments, acts, or other harassing circumstances as well.
From there, you may file a complaint with the appropriate state or federal agency for evaluation but should preferably do so after contacting the skilled Los Angeles sexual harassment attorney at the Leichter Law Firm, APC today to schedule a free consultation.
He will take the lead in pursuing your claim and never charges any upfront legal fees. The law firm only collects fees when Mr. Leichter wins or receives a favorable settlement.
Contact the Leichter Law Firm, APC Sexual Harassment Lawyer in Los Angeles
Aryeh Leichter, the Leichter Law Firm, APC founder, and sexual harassment attorney in Los Angeles can help you pursue your employer for their unlawful behavior, starting with a free consultation by calling 818-915-6624 or contacting the firm online today.