Employers and employees in California should be aware that sexual harassment can happen in same-sex situations. No matter who is the affected victim, any words or actions of a sexual nature that leads to an uncomfortable environment constitutes harassment and needs to be addressed.
According to Business Insider, workers in California are protected under SB 292. This law states that sex does not have to be the reason for the harasser's actions in order to be considered sexual harassment. This law helps clarify the question of sexual desire in harassment cases, which the state courts' decisions were previously split on. SB 292 refers to both different- and same-sex harassment claims.