California Sexual Harassment Lawyers
When an employer allows sexual harassment, either by taking part in it or when the sexual harassment happens by another employee, it is illegal. You as an employee have the right to report sexual harassment to your supervisor or Human Resources Department. If it continues, you can take legal action to stop it. You may be entitled to compensation for your lost wages and benefits and emotional suffering by your employer.
What is Sexual Harassment?
Under The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), harassment involving sex, gender, pregnancy, childbirth, or other related medical conditions is considered illegal. FEHA defines workplace sexual harassment as “unwanted sexual advances, or visual, verbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature.”
Below are a few examples of sexual harassment in the workplace which include:
- An employer offers another employee a promotion and pay raise in exchange for sexual favors.
- That same employer threatens the employee after they deny the sexual advances.
- An employer or another employee makes sexual gestures while at work.
- A group of employees uses sexually derogatory comments, slurs, epithets, or jokes while on the premises of work
- An employer or another employee shows off sexually explicit images, videos, or content while in the workplace.
- An employer or another employee makes physical unwanted touching, grabbing, or assaulting while in the workplace.
Call True Legal Group or send us an email if you’ve experienced sexual harassment while in the workplace, to arrange a free initial consultation.
All employers in California have a legal obligation to prevent sexual harassment of any form as it is illegal to do so. Your employer must take preventative steps to stop this form of harassment; ensuring the workplace is free of further harassment on an ongoing basis, distributing employee information on sexual harassment, and reporting all known incidents of sexual harassment.
What You Need to Do if You’ve Experienced Sexual Harassment
First you should immediately bring the issue to your superior or the human resources department. You can contact the attorneys at Employment Legal Group in case you need help along the way and make a claim against your employer for failing to resolve the issue.
The sexual harassment attorneys at True Legal Employment Law Group can review your situation and discuss your legal options in a free discreet no obligation consultation. The more information you can bring to this meeting, the better. If possible, keep a diary of events as they occur and get the names of witnesses that can verify key aspects of your story. Your attorney can assess the strengths of your case based on the information you provide.
Our employment attorneys stand up for sexual harassment victims and we are advocates for employees who are victims of other harassment and discrimination; including gender discrimination and other violations of employment law. When our employment law firm takes your case, we will energetically work to obtain the highest compensation and justice possible that you deserve.
Sexual Harassment and the Law
The law recognizes two types of sexual harassment which can occur in the workplace:
Quid pro quo harassment — when sexual favors are demanded in response to an employment agreement.
Hostile work environment — when an employer knowingly allows a hostile, offensive, oppressive, or intimidating work environment which can adversely affect an employee’s ability to work in the environment.
While most sexual harassment victims are women, men can also suffer the effects of these behaviors and are fully protected under the law.
True Legal Group Are Strong Advocates for Victims of Sexual Harassment
True Legal Employment Group has successfully pursued a number of class action and individual lawsuits, in cases involving sexual harassment and other employment law violations, all throughout the state of California.
When you hire our employment law firm, we will vigorously seek compensation and justice for you to recover as much damages you deserve. No case is too small or too large for our firm to handle. Our sexual harassment attorneys are available 7 days a week to speak to you in case you request a consultation.
Contact True Legal for a Free No Obligation Consultation
Do you believe you have been unfairly or either physically or verbally sexually harassed in the workplace as a result of your gender or sexual orientation? If so, you may have legal grounds for a sexual harassment lawsuit against your employer. For an initial consultation with True Legal Employment Group; contact our sexual harassment attorneys today or send us an email.