Supervisors Can Be Liable for Harassment and Retaliation

By | 2015-01-06T13:29:46+00:00 May 12th, 2014|Discrimination, FEHA, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment|

In California, employers aren’t the only ones who face liability for harassment, including sexual harassment, and retaliation in the workplace. Individual supervisors are also liable for their own harassment and retaliation against employees. The law regarding sexual harassment makes employers strictly liable for sexual harassment committed by a supervisor. Therefore, it is important for employers, [...]

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Men Can Be Victims of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

By | 2015-01-06T13:30:31+00:00 May 2nd, 2014|Sexual Harassment|

In a common sexual harassment scenario, a male supervisor sexually harasses a female subordinate by making sexually explicit comments, touching her inappropriately, or engaging in other harassing behavior. But sexual harassment isn’t just a “women’s issue.” Men are frequently victims of sexual harassment in the workplace, and California and federal law protect men and women [...]

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California Law Protects Victims of Same-Sex Sexual Harassment

By | 2015-01-06T13:30:59+00:00 April 25th, 2014|Discrimination, FEHA, Sexual Harassment, Uncategorized|

It is a common misconception that sexual harassment in the workplace only occurs between men and women. In California, same-sex and opposite-sex sexual harassment are equally prohibited under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, Government Code §12940 et seq. A recent case, Lewis v. City of Benicia, illustrates this point. The employee, Brian Lewis, was [...]

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New Bill Clarifies Protections for Victims of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

By | 2015-01-06T13:50:21+00:00 December 3rd, 2013|Employment Law, Sexual Harassment|

Victims of sexual harassment in the workplace have gained greater protections thanks to a bill signed by Governor Jerry Brown earlier this year. Senate Bill 292 (“SB 292”) clarifies that for a harasser's conduct to be considered "sexual harassment" under California law, the conduct does not need to be motivated by sexual desire. California’s Fair Employment and [...]

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