California Sexual Harassment Law: Employer’s Duties in the Workplace Under Sexual Harassment Laws

An employer must take all reasonable steps necessary to prevent discrimination and harassment from occurring. If harassment has occurred, the employer has a duty to take measures to not only change the harasser’s behavior, but to prevent potential harassers from unlawful conduct.

Employer’s Duties Under Sexual Harassment Laws

An employer must take all reasonable steps necessary to prevent discrimination and harassment from occurring. If harassment has occurred, the employer has a duty to take measures to not only change the harassers behavior, but to prevent potential harassers from unlawful conduct.

Employers Cannot Permit Retaliation Against Employees Who Complain About Sexual Harassment

Part of preventing sexual harassment in the workplace is permitting employees to seek management’s helping preventing it. Employees are protected from retaliation if they complain about harassment or discrimination. Employers cannot punish employees directly or indirectly for making complaints, assisting or opposing any prohibited practices such as sexual harassment and racial discrimination. If an employer does retaliate, an employee has grounds for a lawsuit.