- Posted by: Kalani Morse
California Protects Sex Harassment Victims and Employers from Slander Lawsuits:
Hoping to encourage victims and employers to report and share information regarding about sex harassment without fear of being sued for slander, the new law, effective January 1, 2019, protects as privileged some employee and employer reports about sex harassment.
Sex harassment accusations can destroy a person’s reputation and slander and/or defamation lawsuits are often the only way an accused can defend against such allegations. The threat of such lawsuits have deterred victims, witnesses, and former employers from sharing information about harassment and harassers.