Under State or Federal law, if your supervisor or co-worker harasses you because of any of the following, you may have a claim for workplace harassment:
- National origin
- Sexual orientation or gender identity
Many people think of harassment as solely related to gender or sex, when the law prohibits workplace harassment on the basis of any protected class. This has been caused at least in part by the failure of employers to focus their training on anything but sexual harassment. In addition, often employers’ policies do not even mention racial or other forms of workplace harassment.