Civil Rights Attorney Los AngelesSexual Harassment - Los Angeles


Employees are protected under both state and federal law against workplace sexual harassment. Federal law remedies for workplace discrimination are sometimes based upon Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


There are two general categories of sexual harassment in the workplace:

Quid Pro Quo Harassment - An employee is required to tolerate sexual harassment in order to obtain or keep a job, job benefit, raise, or promotion.

Hostile Work Environment Harassment - Harassment at work unreasonably interferes with or alters the employee's work performance, or creates a hostile, abusive or offensive work environment. In determining if a workplace environment is "hostile", the following factors are typically examined:



    * Whether the conduct was verbal, physical, or both


    * How frequently the conduct was repeated


    * Whether the conduct was hostile or patently offensive


    * Whether the alleged harasser was a co-worker or supervisor


    * Whether others joined in perpetrating the harassment


    * Whether the harassment was directed at more than one individual.





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