What is sexual harassment at work?
Sexual harassment can be many things in a workplace, but it generally includes any unwanted sexual advances, contact or behavior. It can be verbal or physical. It can be sexual in nature or even offensive remarks about a person’s gender.
Sexual harassment is classified as being either quid pro quo or hostile work environment. Quid pro quo involves a “this for that” exchange, such as offering something of value (a job, a promotion, etc.)for sexual contact. Hostile work environment involves unwelcome behavior related to sex that is so pervasive it creates an offensive work environment.
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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