Many women don’t realize that laws exist to protect them from sexual harassment in the workplace. Years ago, if a male boss called a female employee “honey” or suggested she go to drinks with him, it was expected. Often victims of sexual harassment put up with the behavior and don’t speak up because they’re afraid of losing their job. There are many cases of female bosses exhibiting this behavior towards male employees. Sexual harassment can also stem from sexual orientation, particularly if you’re in a more conservative area. But this type of conduct is unacceptable in California. Listen to Managing Partner Susan Owen discuss Sexual Harassment victim’s rights.
Managing Partner Susan Owen discusses Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
These behaviors in the workplace are indicative of sexual harassment:
- Demeaning comments
- Requests for sexual favors
- Leering or ogling
- Sexually explicit communications
- Retaliation for reporting offenders
Thankfully, views of sexual harassment have drastically changed over the years. California law and attorneys like the ones at our firm, are here to protect you and your rights when it comes to sexual harassment. Learn more about Sexual Harassment or call us at 800-676-5295.