Sexual Harassment Complaints
If you feel like you have been the victim of sexual harassment (or discrimination of any nature) your first step is to file an official complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Due to the statute of limitations governing discrimination cases, you must ensure that you submit your complaint within one year of the incident in which you were harassed.
If the Fair Housing and Employment Commission finds that harassment has, in fact, taken place, it may issue penalties in the form of steep fines and/or damages for emotional distress from each employer or harasser charged. The Commission may also order hiring or reinstatement, back pay, promotion, training and/or changes in the policies or practices of the offending employer. It is important to remember that there is no limit to the amount of damages a California court may order.
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