California Gets It Wrong on 3rd Party Sexual Harassment
by Michael Fox
Or at least that is the position taken by Prof. Joanna Grossman of Hofstra University in a Findlaw article. The case is Salazar v. Diversified Paratransit, Inc., decided by an intermediate appellate court on 10/30/02. The court based its decision on a statutory interpretation of the California FEHA. Without trying to discern the niceties of the California statute vs. Title VII, I think Professor Grossman has a point on the overall policy issue.