Types of Harassment at Work

People who endure sexual harassment at work are not limited to women. Men may be the subject of sexual harassment in a variety of ways too. Sexual or gender discrimination in the workplace may be perpetrated by males and females. Additionally, harassment and discrimination based on sexual orientation or appearance may qualify as sexual harassment.

California employment discrimination law expressly prohibits sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. It protects employees against harassment and provides for legal action to stop, prevent and punish it. California law also allows employees to sue for damages and emotional distress.