Workplace Harassment

Workplace Harassment

When we say that every employee deserves to go to work in a safe environment, we are extending that to mean a mentally safe environment – not just a physically safe environment. Workplace harassment can sometimes get physical, but more often than not victims of harassment are dealing with mental burdens surrounding harassing behavior. If you are being harassed at work in any capacity, contact the Benowitz Law Corporation legal team for support and representation.

The Different Types of Workplace Harassment:

Some victims of workplace harassment do not initially realize that they are being victimized. If you are feeling uncomfortable at work in any capacity, review this list of different types of harassment. You may be being victimized.

  • Racial harassment: If you are being treated differently and adversely because of your race, then you are being harassed. This extends to “jokes” as well. Race is not something that should ever be joked about in the workplace. 
  • Religious harassment: Your religious freedom is protected under the Constitution, and religion is considered a protected class under both Federal and California state labor law. If you are the victim of religious harassment, you have recourse. 
  • Disability-based harassment: The Americans with Disabilities Act entitles you to a discrimination-free work environment and reasonable accommodations for your disability. If you are being treated poorly due to your disability, it is harassment. 
  • Sexual-Orientation based harassment: If your sexual orientation is different, you are more likely to face harassment based on your preferences. 
  • Sexual harassment: Any unwanted attention or advances in the workplace can be considered sexual harassment. 


Sadly, this is an incomplete list. If you suspect you are dealing with a type of harassment not listed here, reach out to us for a free consultation.

What You Should Do:

If you are a victim of harassment in the workplace, document every instance that makes you uncomfortable or is overtly egregious and contact an employment attorney right away. You have the right to work in a mentally and physically safe environment, and the Benowitz Law Corporation can help you to achieve that through strong legal action.