It is unlawful for an employer to tolerate unwelcome verbal or physical conduct in the workplace directed at an employee by a supervisor or a coworker because of the employee’s membership in a “protected class.”
Under federal and California law, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, and disability all constitute “protected classes.” California further recognizes ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, and gender identity as “protected classes.”
Moreover, unwelcome verbal or physical conduct may consist of insults, profanity, epithets, innuendo, nicknames, jokes, grabbing, touching, and/or fondling.
The attorneys at The Castanon Law Group have years of experience handling harassment claims. We can assist employers in taking appropriate action with respect to allegations of harassment by employees. Contact us today for your consultation.