With dramatic new developments in personal rights evolving rapidly, it is essential for small business owners to be aware of legal definitions and protections of potential minority groups, including those who may experience discrimination due to sexual harassment. According to Joel H. Schwartz, people who have been sexually harassed have legal rights that they may call upon. If it happened where you work, it could be a violation of both federal and state laws against gender discrimination as defined by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Employment Practices Act. Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects employees against discrimination from company owners, administrators, or employees concerning color, ethnicity, race, religion, or sex. Companies are responsible for providing training to protect all employees from possible discriminatory or harassing treatment.