Unlawful harassment in the workplace can take many forms. Sexual harassment and racial harassment are the most commonly understood forms. However, harassment based on any protected characteristic is also unlawful: disability, medical condition, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, or religion.
Unwanted comments by supervisors, co-workers, or customers based on any of the protected characteristics can be sufficiently severe or pervasive to create a hostile work environment.
If you are experiencing any of these types of unwanted comments or conduct, you should contact an attorney immediately and seek a consultation to learn about your rights and about your employer's obligation to remedy the situation.