Does online harassment count as sexual harassment?

Yes, online harassment can be considered unlawful sexual harassment. Work-related sexual harassment does not have to take place in a physical workplace or in a face-to-face interaction to be illegal. Workers have the right to sue for sexual harassment that takes place online.

Many employers use virtual platforms to communicate and manage workflow. Online sexual harassment can occur in a variety of ways such as offensive emails, obscene messages, inappropriate behavior during video meetings, online sexual advances and more.

If you have experienced sexual harassment in the virtual workplace, reach out to Erlich Law Firm. A skilled Oakland employment lawyer can help you understand your options and determine whether you have a case.

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