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For years my boss (owner) has been committing hostile work

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For years my boss (owner) has been committing hostile work environment, in recent 2 years he has become brazen about it. I have told him that is wrong and he could get into legal trouble. I am a department manager in a warehouse building, so my department is in very close proximity of the department he manages.
Legally, am I require to implement an anti sexual harassment policy (currently no policy exist)?
If I don't implement a policy, can I be held legally resposible PERSONALLY?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 6 years ago.
Your employer should have an anti discrimination /harassment policy, but there is no law mandating it be in writing. Government Code 12950.1 mandates all employers with 50+ employers have to provide mandatory training on sexual harassment prevention to supervisors every 2 years. If the employer is not complying you can file a complaint with fair employment and housing and they can fine the employer. However I will say that as manager you are not liable personally for your employer's conduct. If he is causing a hostile environment based on age/race/sex/disability then it is the business that is liable and not you personally. As long as you are not the one committing the hostile acts you are in the clear and it is not your responsibility.

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