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Sexual Harassment Law in the California Workplace

Sexual Harassment Law in the California Workplace

In California, unlawful workplace sexual harassment occurs when a person directs negative, inappropriate, or unwanted conduct at a worker based on their sex, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or other sex-related reason. Sexual harassment… Continue Reading

2 Gross Types of Sexual Harassment Violations in California

2 Gross Types of Sexual Harassment Violations in California

In California, courts generally separate sexual harassment cases into two distinct types of violations: Quid pro quo sexual harassment, and Hostile work environment sexual harassment. These two categories are not legally-definitive, especially because many situations… Continue Reading

Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment and California Law

Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment and California Law

Hostile work environment sexual harassment is conduct that is so pervasive that a abusive work environment is created. This type of harassment is unlawful regardless of whether it is motivated by sexual desire. But the… Continue Reading

Hostile Work Environments and California Law, Explained

Hostile Work Environments and California Law, Explained

In California, unlawful workplace harassment occurs when a person directs negative, inappropriate, or unwanted conduct at a worker based on certain protected characteristics. Those can include the employee’s race, disability, religion, sex, gender identity, marital… Continue Reading

Workplace Harassment Law in California

Workplace Harassment Law in California

In California, unlawful workplace harassment occurs when a person directs negative, inappropriate, or unwanted conduct at a worker based on certain protected characteristics. Almost all California workers are legally protected from harassment in the workplace. But it’s important to understand which actions cross the line. . . .Continue Reading

Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment Under California Law

Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment Under California Law

Quid pro quo is a Latin phrase that means “this for that.” Like the name implies, quid pro quo sexual harassment occurs when sexual favors are requested or demanded in exchange for a specific job… Continue Reading

The Legal Definition of “Sexual Harassment” in California

The Legal Definition of “Sexual Harassment” in California

California law prohibits both employers and employees from sexually harassing any worker, employee, applicant, volunteer, independent contractor, or unpaid intern. Sexual harassment generally involves negative, inappropriate, or unwanted conduct directed at a worker based on… Continue Reading