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CA sexual harassment lawyerSexual harassment in the workplace is a serious issue that still takes place today. According to the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, 554 complaints were filed concerning sexual harassment in the workplace in 2016. Often, sexual harassment is a way that people discriminate against sex or gender, but it can also be used to discriminate against gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation. Employers have a responsibility to take reasonable steps to prevent harassment and to appropriately respond to harassment allegations. It is important for employees to know their rights when it comes to harassment.

Legal Definitions of Sexual Harassment

In the state of California, sexual harassment is defined as unwanted sexual advances, or unwanted visual, verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. There are two types of sexual harassment: quid pro quo harassment and hostile work environment harassment.

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