Sexual Harassment

Awful Behavior of a Sexual Nature in the Workplace Is Not Always “Sexual Harassment” Under the Law

Many employees think that crude, sexual comments in the workplace are automatically sexual harassment/hostile work environment. This is unfortunately not always the case. For example, a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal decision filed on April 1, 2013, Westendorf v. West Coast Contractors, illustrates that sometimes a “crude” workplace is not a “hostile” workplace. Due to [...]


New Law Regarding Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that is prohibited by law. The law recognizes that an employee has a claim for sexual harassment if a “hostile environment” is created where sexual conduct had the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working [...]

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