- Assaulting or touching another worker.
- Blocking or hindering the movements of a colleague.
Other methods used by harassers include seeking sexual favors by offering or promising employment benefits. Victims are often threatened with punitive action if their sexual advances are rejected or rebuffed.
Employment law in California mandates that employers must provide training for prevention of sexual harassment. It must cover the legal definition of the term sexual harassment as defined by the Fair Employment and Housing Act and Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, along with case law and statutes that prevent and prohibit sexual harassment.
The following are some but not all the aspects of sexual harassment to cover in training:
- Different types of behavior that could be sexual harassment
- Strategies for the prevention of such conduct
- Available remedies for victims of this type of harassment
- Practical examples of sexual harassment
- The obligation of supervisors to report harassment
Employees in California who are victims should not endure sexual harassment in the workplace. Instead, they should report it to supervisors or managers. If the issue is not addressed or resolved, employment law
allows them to take legal action.