Under California and federal law, it is unlawful for an employer to fire an employee for complaining about or resisting sexual harassment. An
unfair fairing, at times known as a wrongful termination or tortious discharge, occurs when an employer fires or otherwise punishes a victim of sexual harassment for complaining or objecting to the harassment. It is common for victims of harassment to sue for the harassment and the retaliatory termination that follows.
Not only is sexual harassment illegal. The law also prohibits:
- Racial harassment
- Religious harassment
- Age-based harassment
- Harassment based on disability
- Harassment based on ethnicity or national origin