SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT WORK DEFINED
There are two types of sexual harassment under California law:
- Creating a hostile work environment through sexually explicit, pervasive and unwanted jokes, photographs, videos, comments and so forth
- Suggesting a quid pro quo arrangement in which your supervisor gets sexual favors from you in exchange for a work-related benefit, such as a raise or promotion
Both men and women are victimized by workplace sexual harassment. The harasser must be a supervisor, manager or other person in a position of authority over the victim. However, the company is also liable for the harasser’s misconduct if it knew (or should have known) about the harassment and failed to take prompt and appropriate action to stop it. Among the damages you could be entitled to are lost wages, court costs, attorney fees and punitive damages.
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