Law Offices of Mauro Fiore, Jr.
Call 866-583-9564 Or 626-593-9031
se habla español
Practice Areas

What should I know about sexual harassment?

As an employer in California, you should have a good understanding of sexual harassment and the havoc it can wreak within the workplace. With the right information you can ensure that your workers enjoy a pleasant working environment while also sidestepping any potential legal issues that can accompany instances of harassment.

According to U.S. News & World Report, it’s important that your company’s human resource department remains objective during their investigation of any sexual harassment claims. This entails going through the record of the accuser, as well as conducting an interview with the person cited in the claim. Bystanders to the incident may also be questioned in order to gain a perspective of what occurred.

You should also be aware that the employee claiming harassment is not required to report the incident to his or her direct supervisor. Reporting procedures should be laid out in detail within your company’s employee handbook, which usually emphasizes that employees report harassment to an individual in a position of authority who is best suited to offering an impartial point of view. Any staff tasked with management should also be well-trained on how to handle claims, including methods for preventing them from occurring in the first place.

Additionally, you should also know about any discrepancies between your company’s policy and the law. For instance, some employers go a step beyond the legal definition of harassment to include things like inappropriate joking or unwanted advances, which aren’t necessarily included in most states’ laws. Despite whether the stipulations laid out by your company have legal backing, they can still result in disciplinary action if a violation occurs. 

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Law Offices of Mauro Fiore, Jr.

Los Angeles Office
Los Angeles Office
10866 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Toll Free: 866-583-9564
Phone: 626-593-9031
Map & Directions

West Covina Office
1901 West Pacific Avenue, Suite 260
West Covina, CA 91790

Toll Free: 866-583-9564
Phone: 626-593-9031
West Covina Law Office Map

Monrovia Office
Monrovia Office
Fiore Legal Building
136 E. Lemon Ave.
Monrovia, CA 91016

Toll Free: 866-583-9564
Phone: 626-593-9031
Main Office

Palm Desert Office
77564 Country Club Dr., Suite 126
Palm Desert, CA 92211

Phone: 760-407-6780
Fax: 760-200-5539
Palm Desert Law Office Map