Inappropriate work behavior.
The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) defines sexual harassment as harassment based on sex or of a sexual nature; gender harassment; and harassment based on pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.  The definition of sexual harassment includes many forms of offensive behavior, including harassment of a person of the same gender as the harasser.

What actions can constitute sexual harassment?

  • Unwanted sexual advances
  • Offering employment benefits in exchange for sexual favors
  • Actual or threatened retaliation
  • Leering; making sexual gestures; or displaying sexually suggestive objects, pictures, cartoons, or posters
  • Making or using derogatory comments, epithets, slurs, or jokes
  • Sexual comments including graphic comments about an individual’s body; sexually degrading words used to describe an individual; or suggestive or obscene letters, notes, or invitations
  • Physical touching or assault, as well as impeding or blocking movements

http://www.dfeh.ca.gov/Publications_StatLaws_SexHarrass.htm

If think you have been sexually harassed or you simply have questions about how you have been treated while at work, please call us immediately to discuss your situation.