CA Employment Law FAQ

Category: Sexual Harassment

What should I do if I was sexually harassed?

If you were sexually harassed at work, the first step is to communicate to the harasser that their behavior is unwelcome, and ask them to stop. If the behavior continues, you should bring your complaint to your immediate supervisor. If your company has a detailed procedure for filing sexual harassment claims,

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What qualifies as sexual harassment at work?

Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination on the basis of sex, gender or sexual orientation that violates the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, unwelcome touching,

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What are the time limits for filing a sexual harassment claim?

In order to file a suit for sexual harassment, the victim must file an administrative claim with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and/or the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The statute of limitations for filing a sexual harassment claim with the DFEH is one year

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Is sexual battery charged as a misdemeanor or felony?

Sexual battery can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances of the alleged crime. Considerations include as whether certain acts occurred under unlawful restraint or whether bare skin was touched. Other Frequently Asked Questions According to the rules for overtime pay in California, how long

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How to Report Sexual Harassment at Work?

Report Sexual Harassment at Work If you believe you have experienced sexual harassment at work, there are steps you should take to try to end the unwanted behavior, such as reporting it to your supervisor or your employer’s Human Resources. You may also choose to file a complaint with the

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