• The Customer Is Always Right and, in California, the Company May Always Be Liable: AB 76 Makes Employers Responsible for Unlawful Harassment by Nonemployees
  • November 17, 2003 | Author: Robert K. Carrol
  • Law Firm: Nixon Peabody LLP - San Francisco Office
  • On the eve of the recent Gubernatorial Recall election, after sexual harassment allegations surfaced regarding his opponent, outgoing California Governor Davis signed into law Assembly Bill 76, making employers potentially liable for the unlawful harassment of their employees on the basis of sex or any other protected status by a customer, client, contractor, or any other nonemployee third party over whom the employer may have no control.