Workplace harassment is a serious issue that can affect people of all ages and backgrounds. As a minor, it is important to be aware of your rights and to know what to do if you experience harassment at work.
In California, minors are protected from workplace harassment under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). This law prohibits employers from harassing employees or job applicants based on their race, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability.
What is workplace harassment?
Workplace harassment is any behavior that is unwanted, offensive, or hostile, and that creates an intimidating, offensive, or hostile work environment. Harassment can take many forms, including verbal, physical, or written conduct. Examples of harassment may include:
What should I do if I experience workplace harassment?
If you experience workplace harassment, it is important to speak out and report it. Here are some steps you can take:
What if I am afraid to speak out?
If you are afraid to speak out or report the harassment, there are resources available to help you. You can contact the DFEH or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for assistance. You can also seek help from a trusted adult, such as a parent, teacher, or counselor.
It is important to remember that you have the right to work in a harassment-free environment. If you experience harassment at work, speak out and report it. You have the right to be treated with respect and dignity, and your employer has a legal obligation to provide a safe and healthy work environment for all employees.
Additionally, your parents or another trusted adult may be able to help you take legal action. With the help of a Los Angeles harassment in the workplace attorney at the Rager Law Firm, you can seek the justice you deserve. Learn more by contacting us online or calling us at 310-527-6994 for a free consultation.
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