WHAT IS SEXUAL HARASSMENT?
According to the Fair Employment and Housing Act, harassment based on sex includes: sexual harassment, gender harassment, and harassment based on pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.
WHAT ACTS CONSTITUTE SEXUAL HARASSMENT?
Acts of sexual harassment can include: unwanted sexual advances, or visual, verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, offensive behavior, and gender-based harassment of a person of the same sex as the harasser.
For more information on harassment, please see our “Harassment” practice area page.
THE FOLLOWING IS A PARTIAL LIST OF VIOLATIONS:
- Unwanted sexual advances
- Offering employment benefits in exchange for sexual favors
- Making or threatening reprisals after a negative response to sexual advances
- Visual conduct: leering, making sexual gestures, displaying of suggestive objects or pictures, cartoon or posters
- Verbal conduct: making or using derogatory comments, epithets, slurs, and jokes
- Verbal sexual advances or propositions
- Verbal abuse of a sexual nature, graphic verbal commentaries about an individual’s body, sexually degrading words used to describe an individual, suggestive or obscene letters, notes or invitations
- Physical conduct: touching, assault, impeding or blocking movements
WE CAN HELP
If you feel that you have been sexually harassed by your employer, you should contact an employment attorney immediately to protect your legal rights under both State and Federal laws.
The employment law matters are often complex and fact specific. At Mostafavi Law Group, APC, we treat your situation uniquely, and will tailor our representation to your situation and needs with commitment and zealous advocacy to maximize the recovery for you.
TAKE AN ACTION TODAY TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS
Contact us today by calling (310)473-1111, send us a fax at (310)473-2222 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to help.