You should not be afraid to go to work as your workplace must be free of any harassment. 

California defines sexual harassment as unwanted sexual advances, or visual, verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. The following is a partial list of prohibited behavior:

  • Visual conduct: leering, making sexual gestures, displaying of sexually suggestive objects or pictures, cartoons or posters.
  • Verbal conduct: making or using derogatory comments, epithets, slurs and jokes. Verbal abuse of a sexual nature, graphic verbal commentaries about an individual’s body, sexually degrading words used to describe an individual.
  • Physical conduct: touching, assault, impeding or blocking movements.
  • Offering employment benefits in exchange for sexual favors.
  • Making or threatening retaliatory action after receiving a negative response to sexual advances.

If you believe you are being sexually harassed at work, please contact us for a free evaluation.