What Are The Various Types Of Discriminatory Harassment?

Online harassment which can provide the basis for an employee lawsuit against an employer who permits or the harassment or fails to stop or monitor the harassment after becoming aware of the improper conduct includes:

According to I-Sight, a business software company, discriminatory harassment focuses on the intent of the employer. Common types of discriminatory harassment include:

  • Racial harassment. Victims are harassed because of their race, skin color, their country of origin or their ancestry. Racial harassment includes slurs, insults, and jokes. It includes an intolerance of differences and degrading comments.
  • Gender harassment. This discrimination is based on a person’s gender. Examples include:
    • Harassing a male nurse because nursing jobs have been historically held by females
    • Harassing a female worker when they apply for an executive position – because they’re not “leadership material”
    • Harassing a woman by posting online or creating materials such as posters that are degrading
  • Religious harassment. This type of harassment usually targets people whose religion is different from the company “norm.” Examples include pressures to convert, cruel jokes, and intolerance of religious holidays or religious traditions.
  • Disability-based harassment. This type of harassment can focus on the person who is disabled or anyone who is friendly with the disabled person. Examples including patronizing comments, teasing, isolation, and often – a refusal to provide suitable accommodations so the disabled worker can do his/her job.
  • Sexual orientation harassment. This harassments targets people who are homosexual, bisexual, asexual, and also heterosexual.
  • Age-based harassment. Generally, workers who are 40 years old or older are protected (as are others who suffer workplace harassment) by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Examples include unfair criticism, being left out of activities or meetings, and being insulted – because of their age. Some employers tolerate age-based harassment to force a worker into early retirement.

Other types of harassment include:

  • Personal harassment
  • Physical harassment
  • Power harassment
  • Psychological Harassment
  • Bullying and cyberbullying
  • Retaliation
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment
  • Third Party Harassment
  • Verbal Harassment

At the California Law Offices of Stephen A. Danz and Associates, we have the experience and resources to fight aggressively who behalf of anyone who has suffered workplace discrimination or any type of harassment. To review your discrimination or harassment case, call us at 877-789-9707 or fill out our online contact form to make an appointment. Se habla espanol.