What is the Verbal Sexual Harassment?

Contrary to what many people mistakenly believe, sexual harassment can involve more than just physical conduct.

Both the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (“Title VII”) prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace. Employees in California are protected from sexual harassment, which can also happen in the form of verbal harassment. This can include things like obscene language, demeaning comments, slurs, or threats, for example.

In California, verbal abuse may create a hostile work environment, even in the absence of physical touching. For example, the law can be violated by male employees making gender-specific, derogatory comments about women (using terms such as “whore,” “bitch” and “cunt”) and engaging in vulgar discussions of women’s anatomy.

But is every comment of a sexual nature illegal? Not necessarily. Workplace harassment (akopyanlaw.com/los-angeles-sexual-harassment-attorney/), even harassment between men and women, is not automatically discrimination because of sex, or merely because words used have sexual content or connotations.

The caselaw of sexual harassment is complex. Whenever employees feel like they are being harassed on the basis of sex, the quickest way for them to learn if their rights have been violated is to contact a sexual harassment attorney in Los Angeles.

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