Monday, March 5, 2007
Types of Harassment
In California workplace harassment is prohibited. Most people think this only applies to sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is certainly the most common form of harassment we see in our Courts, on TV, and in the media, but it is not the only kind of harassment. Harassment claims based on a Hostile Work Environment Theory may include harassment based on race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sexual orientation, and of course, sex. Many on the examples in this Blog will involve sexual harassment. However, when discussing Hostile Work Environment, be mindful of these other areas.