Bakersfield, CA asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for California

Q: I'm straight. Can I sue my employer for sexual harassment by forcing me to read emails praising the LGBTQ community?

This infringes on my moral and religious beliefs and makes it impossible to feel loyalty for my employer.

1 Lawyer Answer
Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Westminster, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Far more would need to be known to answer your question. For instance if monitoring or reading emails is part of your job and you are not being singled out as part of an attempt to win you over to their way of thinking, it may not be harassment based on sexual preference or identity. On the other hand if you are being required to read specific content related to sexual preference, identity, etc. in a clear attempt to sway your way of thinking, then it might be harassment.

You need to locate and consult with an attorney who can be allowed to know more about your situation.

Good luck to you.

Maya L. Serkova agrees with this answer

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