SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE: FEDERAL & CALIFORNIA LAW
Sexual harassment in the workplace has become a serious area of concern.
Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual physical or verbal conduct in the workplace. There are two categories of sexual harassment: quid pro quo and hostile environment.
Federal law forbids sexual harassment under Title VII of the Civil Right Act of 1964. Title VII covers employers who employ or have employed, 15 or more employees for each working day in 20 or more calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year.
Sexual harassment is illegal under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. Sexual harassment protections extend to applicants, employees, unpaid interns, professional relationships and independent contractors.
Sexual harassment law covers the actions of supervisors, co-workers, customers, and vendors. Depending on the actions, or inaction, of you and your employees, you may be held liable.
David Payab, Esq. from The Law Offices of Payab & Associates can be reached @ (818) 918-5522 or by visiting http://payablaw.com/