Sexual harassment in the workplace has become a serious area of concern. Sexual harassment lawsuits can spur record settlements and damage awards to victims. Employers bear liability for harassing acts that supervisors and employees commit.
This section explains the behaviors that constitute sexual harassment and the laws that prohibit harassment in the workplace. You will learn under which circumstances your company will be held liable for the acts of your employees, supervisors, managers and even nonemployees. You will find how some individuals can be held personally liable for their acts in addition to making the company liable. This section also discusses procedural aspects of harassment claims and what you should do when you learn, directly or indirectly, that an employee is being harassed.
This section also includes information on the California law that mandates sexual harassment training for all supervisory positions.