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.
Other Sexual Harassment FAQs:
- Can I file a sexual harassment claim against my employer if I was harassed outside of the workplace?
- Can I file a sexual harassment claim even if there were no witnesses?
- Can my employer fire me if I complain about sexual harassment?
- Can my employer retaliate against me for filing a sexual harassment claim?
- Can sexual harassment victims stay anonymous?
- Does online harassment count as sexual harassment?
- Does physical touching need to be involved for conduct to be considered sexual harassment?
- Does verbal harassment count as sexual harassment?
- How can a lawyer help me with my sexual harassment claim?
- How long do I have to file a sexual harassment claim?
- I was sexually harassed at work do I need an attorney?
- What evidence do you need to prove sexual harassment at work?
- What happens if you are laid off after being sexually harassed?
- What is sexual harassment at work?
- What is sexual harassment in the workplace?
- What should I do if I was sexually harassed at work?
- What should I do to protect my legal rights if I have been sexually harassed at work?
- What types of sexual harassment can occur in California workplaces?
- Who do I tell if I feel that I am being sexually harassed at work?
- Who is liable for sexual harassment in the workplace?
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