Absolutely!! Harassment and discrimination claims in the workplace should not be taken lightly. The Department of Fair Employment & Housing 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.
Every company, even companies with one employee, are required to take actions against sexual harassment and to have a sexual harassment policy. The guidelines employers must follow are clearly outlined in the “Facts about Sexual Harassment” DFEH – 185 pamphlet.
At the time a complaint occurs, the employer must: quickly stop the harassment; investigate; properly discipline if harassment is proven; correct the effects of the harassment; put actions into place to ensure harassment does not recur. At no time shall the employee be retaliated against for filing a complaint. Read More→