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Question: What if your employer sexually harassed you in the work place or outside of work? Also askes you to try and get him illegal drugs?
Employees are protected under both state and federal law against workplace sexual harassment. Federal law remedies for workplace discrimination are based upon Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which applies to employers with fifteen or more employees. People who work for smaller employers are usually protected by similar state anti-discrimination laws. Under federal law, same-sex sexual harassment can support a claim against an employer. State laws may vary on the issue of same-sex harassment.
The procedure to file a claim under Arizona law is provided under ARS §41-1481.
The Federal Equal Employment and Opportunities Commission has information on sexual harassment and the steps you can take to protect yourself, as well as links to federal laws.
Sexual harassment is a violation of state and federal laws and you may want to consult an attorney.