SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE
Sexual harassment in the workplace has become a serious area of concern. Your liability as an employer may be extended to acts committed by supervisors and even lower-leveled employees.
Therefore, it is essential that you understand what constitutes sexual harassment, under both California and federal law, and take steps to prevent or stop it.
Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual physical or verbal conduct in the workplace.
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.
Under Federal law, 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.
David Payab, Esq. from The Law Offices of Payab & Associates can be reached @ (818) 918-5522 or by visiting http://payablaw.com/