What laws protect an employee from harassment?

Author: Shannon C. Johnson

Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, the FMLA, GINA and USERRA as well as various state laws prohibit harassment against employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, age and other protected classifications. Although many federal and state laws may not specifically define harassment or make it illegal, a significant number of courts have found that harassment is a form of discrimination that violates the various laws against discrimination in the workplace.