Contract workers are often in an interesting place when it comes to what rights they have. For example, they may not have the right to take paid sick days. However, according to a court in California, they do have the same rights to be protected from sexual harassment that are given to any other types of employees.
The ruling was made when a contact worker said that she was harassed by a police officer. That officer was from Oceanside. The woman who was harassed -- she said it happened on a repeated basis -- was a phlebotomist, and she worked with the police when they needed to have blood drawn.