On behalf of California Employment Counsel, APC on Monday, July 8, 2019. You have the right to a safe work environment, and this does not only mean avoiding accidents and injuries. If you feel unsafe because your employer or a coworker is harassing you, it can be very difficult to do your job or even to show up for work. Sexual harassment is against both California and federal laws, and your harasser could face serious penalties if you bring the situation to light. Unfortunately, many in your position are unsure of how to proceed to get the harassment to stop.