Workplace Sexual Harassment Lawyers
Sexually Harassed at Work?
Our sexual harassment lawyers help victims of workplace sexual harassment in California.
If you have been the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, fired for reporting sexual harassment, or quit because of a hostile work environment due to sexual harassment, you may be able to file a lawsuit against your employer.
Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination that is prohibited by state and federal law. An employer can be held liable for sexual harassment if the employer knew or should have known about the harassment and failed to take steps to stop it.
If you have been the victim of sexual harassment, you should contact our experienced employment lawyers who can help you understand your rights and options. Our lawyers can also help you file a lawsuit against your employer if appropriate.
Sexual harassment in the workplace can take many forms. It can be verbal, physical, or visual.
- Verbal Sexual Harassment: can include comments or jokes that are sexually suggestive or offensive.
- Physical Sexual Harassment: can include unwanted touching or groping.
- Visual Sexual Harassment: can include displaying sexually explicit images or videos.
When evaluating a sexual harassment claim, the court will consider the severity of the harassment and whether it was directed at you because of your gender. The court will also consider whether the harassment created a hostile work environment. A hostile work environment is one in which you feel uncomfortable or threatened because of the sexual harassment.
If you have been the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, you may be able to recover damages from your employer.
Damages can include:
- Lost wages: are income you would have earned had you not been harassed.
- Lost benefits: are benefits you would have received, such as health insurance or a 401k.
- Emotional distress damages: are for the mental anguish and suffering caused by the harassment.
- Punitive damages: are designed to punish the employer and deter future misconduct.
To recover damages, you will need to prove that the sexual harassment occurred and that it was a contributing factor in your firing or forced resignation. You will also need to show that your employer knew or should have known about the harassment and failed to take steps to stop it.
We handle cases throughout all of California. Call for a free consultation. (858) 365-9722
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If you have or believe you have become the victim of sexual harassment or another form of discrimination in a California workplace, you do not have to simply ignore it, cut your losses, and move on. Harassment and discrimination by coworkers, managers, or employers is illegal in California and you have legal recourse to right these wrongs.
Sexual harassment may include:
- Verbal, written, or physical, or a combination of these.
- The victim as well as the harasser may be a woman or a man. The victim may be of the same sex.
- The harasser can be the victim’s supervisor, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or a non-employee.
- The victim does not have to be the person harassed, but could be anyone affected by the offensive conduct.
- Unlawful sexual harassment does not have to cause economic injury to or discharge of the victim, meaning you don’t have to be fired for it to be a hostile work environment.
- The harasser’s conduct must be unwelcome.
We cannot list all "Sexual Harassment" violations, please contact us today for an initial case evaluation. You will speak with one of our attorneys to discuss your situation. You will receive information concerning your particular matter and you can evaluate whether our attorney fits your needs and comfort level.
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