LAS-ELC’s Sexual Harassment Project protects the rights of low-wage workers who are victims of harassment based on sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.
Under federal and state law, employers must maintain workplaces free of harassment based on sex and other protected characteristics. Harassment may include:
- requiring sexual favors for advancement
- sexual assault, stalking, or domestic violence at work
- offensive remarks or visual depictions that create a hostile work environment
- failing to investigate or correct harassment
- retaliating against an employee who rejects sexual advances or complains of harassment
The tools we use include:
Advice and Information:
LAS–ELC provides free legal information and assistance to LGBT individuals through the Workers’ Rights Clinic and through the Gender Equity & LGBT Rights Program at 415-864-8848.
LAS-ELC represents workers who have been subjected to unlawful workplace harassment. We provide direct legal services, from pursuing administrative complaints to litigating cases in state and federal court.
LAS-ELC participates in efforts to expand workers’ rights to be free from harassment.
Public Education and Outreach:
LAS-ELC offers workshops and trainings for workers and advocates about harassment laws. We also provide self-help tools, fact sheets, and other reference materials in English, Spanish, and Chinese.
LAS-ELC collaborates with a range of advocates and communities to identify and strengthen the common interests of persons with disabilities, LGBT people, women, people of color, immigrants, language minorities, labor unions, military families and veterans, and working people with caretaking obligations.