I am getting harrassed by multiple coworkers. Even though I am straight, they make gay jokes about me constantly. My boss is present during this often. They and my boss also make fun of my work production and outside interests often relating them to being "gay" or referring to some homosexual comment. I feel uncomfortable at work and have sought therapy.
California law prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, both perceived and real. So, it doesn't matter what your sexual orientation actually is, it matters what your sexual orientation is perceived to be. If the harassment is bad enough, the person being harassed can sue for being subject to a hostile working environment.
So, based on what you have said, if you do feel like you are being harassed at work, start documenting EVERYTHING. Every time you are subject to comments about your perceived sexual orientation, write down what was said, who said it, who was present, and when it happened (date and time).
If you want to complain to your supervisor, then keep a log of the comments and joke, and then present a copy of that log to your supervisor. Do so in writing, and document in your log when you provided the log, what was in the log of information, who was present when you sent the log, and what your supervisor said when you gave him the log of information. Then update the log with every conversation you have with your supervisor after presenting him with your complaint about harassment. Keeping this log will do two things - first, it will allow you to remember the details of the harassment, and second, it can be used to prove that you aren't making up the harassment after the fact.
Now, if you don't want to complain to your supervisor, still keep the log of information, and speak with an attorney. They can assist you in filing a complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), which is a requirement before filing a lawsuit. Best of luck to you!
Take Mr. Treglio's excellent advice. What you're experiencing is sexual harassment and it's strictly prohibited by law.
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You can sue the harassers for hostile work environment harassment based on sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation. Your supervisor doesn't seem to be personally liable, but because he has ostrich syndrome, you might be able to sue your employer for failure to take all reasonable steps necessary to prevent the harassment and failure to take immediate and appropriate corrective action.
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