Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment
Hostile work environment sexual harassment occurs in the workplace where an employee is subject to sexual attention or conduct that is so severe or pervasive that it creates an abusive or hostile work environment for an employee. Common types of conduct that will create a hostile work environment include sexual advances, physical conduct (groping, grabbing), verbal conduct (sexual remarks or innuendo, slurs, taunts, ridicule), and harassment (sending sexually explicit emails, posting pornographic images, making offensive gestures).
In California, an employer is strictly liable for the sexual harassment of a manager of supervisor. If the harassment is by a co-worker, the employer is only liable if a supervisor knew or should have known of the harassment and failed to take immediate and appropriate corrective action.
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