In last week's blog post, we discussed how people work for tips in the restaurant industry are more prone to have to deal with sexual harassment than those who don't depend upon tips. The sexual harassment in many of those cases comes from the customers or guests of the restaurant who is getting service. The fact that the sexual harassment is coming from customers doesn't mean that the workers should have to deal with the harassment. California restaurants are still expected to handle these types of cases.
Sexual harassment of any sort is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which applies to employers who have at least 15 employees. This act protects workers from having to deal with unwanted sexual advances from supervisors, other workers, or non-employees.