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Sexual harassment in the workplace is still a big problem in California. Find out what sexual harassment is, what victims' legal rights are, and common mistakes that can hurt a victim's case.

Sexual harassment in the workplace is still a big problem in California. Find out what sexual harassment is, what victims' legal rights are, and common mistakes that can hurt a victim's case.

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Sexual harassment in california workplaces

  1. 1. California’s Workplace Sexual Harassment Problem LAW OFFICES OF LAWRENCE A. ORGAN PRESENTEDBY: California Civil Rights Law Group
  2. 2. Sexual harassment and sexual discrimination charges account for more than 26% of all work-related legal complaints in California.* And the numbers show no signs of decreasing. *SourceU.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission
  3. 3. Employees and job applicants alike can file discrimination complaints.
  4. 4. They have up to one year to do so. Complaints should be filed with California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing.
  5. 5. 5 common mistakes made by harassment victims:
  6. 6. Not telling the harasser to stop Failing to document the infractions Failing to report the harassment early on Letting an employer handle matters without following up Failing to understand what constitutes harassment
  7. 7. WHAT IS HARASSMENT?
  8. 8. It takes many forms, including: • Unwantedadvances • Physical touching or assault • Offeringbenefits in exchange for sexual favors • Withholding benefits until sexual favors aregiven • Using derogatorylanguage • Making lewd jokes • Commentingon a colleague’s physical appearance • Retaliating – or threatening to – in the face of complaint filings
  9. 9. Roughly 1 in 4 women reports having endured sexual harassment in the workplace. But up to 21% of sexual harassment victims are men*. *Source: aware.org
  10. 10. If you believe you are enduring sexual harassment in the workplace, it is important to: • Speak up to the harasser and your employer • Document the abuse • File a complaint with the government quickly LAW OFFICES OF LAWRENCE A. ORGAN California Civil Rights Law Group © 2017 California Civil Rights Group All Rights Reserved. Design and editorial services by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters.

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