What is sexual harassment?
Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature in the workplace or learning environment.
Sexual harassment does not always have to be specifically about sexual behavior or directed at a specific person.
For example, negative comments about women as a group may be a form of sexual harassment.
Sexual Harassment - California
Sexual harassment in California falls into 2 categories: “Quid pro quo” harassment, and “Hostile work environment” harassment. Both “quid pro quo” harassment and “hostile work environment” harassment require that sexual conduct be unwelcome.
Although sexual harassment laws do not usually cover teasing or offhand comments, these behaviors can also be upsetting and have a negative emotional effect.
What can I do when I witness sexual harassment?
You may have heard the term bystander intervention to describe stepping in to help if you see someone who might be in danger or at risk for sexual assault.
If you choose to step in, you may be able to give the person being harassed a chance to get to a safe place or leave the situation.
If you are being sexually harassed
If you are experiencing harassment in the workplace, know that you have options and support when you decide to come forward.
Put complaints in writing and keep records of each incident of harassment, noting the date and time and any people involved.
Inform your employer about the harassment, pursuant to the options and requirements set out in the sexual harassment policy.
Important phone numbers
- PC Campus Safety & Security 559-791-2440
- PC Title IX Coordinator 559-791-2457
- PC Safety & Security Manager 559-791-2459
- PC Counseling 559-791-2329
- PC Wellness Center 559-791-2212
- Porterville Police Department 559-782-7400
- Porterville District Attorney 559-782-9600
- Sierra View Hospital 559-784-1110
- California Dept Fair Employment & Housing 800-884-1684 (voice), 800-700-2320 (TTY)
- Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1-800-669-4000, 1-800-669-6820 (TTY for Deaf/Hard of Hearing callers only), 1-844-234-5122 (ASL Video Phone for Deaf/Hard of Hearing callers only)
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