Workplace Sexual HarassmentAre you being victimized by sexual harassment at your job?
Sexual harassment is any unwelcome sexual advance or conduct. Sexual harassment covers a wide array of activities such as touching, fondling, pinching, telling off color jokes, or sending sexually oriented jokes via email or text message. The harasser can be supervisor, a co-worker, or in some instances, someone who is not an employee. Often, the harasser is in a position of power or authority over the victim. Workplace sexual harassment can occur even outside of the office, such as a holiday or office party.
Under Federal and California law, your employer is legally required to provide you with a safe workplace free from sexual harassment or gender discrimination. If you feel harassed or subject to unwelcome sexual advances at your job you may have a sexual harassment case.
Success in a sexual harassment lawsuit depends heavily on choosing the right attorney. The Los Angeles based workplace sexual harassment attorneys at Yedidsion Seber Yedidsion LLP, specialize in sexual harassment and have extensive experience with federal and state governmental agencies that investigate and enforce workplace harassment.
Before accepting any settlement, or speaking with an attorney from your employer, call our office at 310-402-2775 to have one of our experienced workplace sexual harassment attorneys in Los Angeles evaluate your case. We offer a confidential consultation at no charge.
Quid Pro Quo
There are two recognized forms of sexual harassment in the workplace: quid pro quo and hostile work environment. The first, quid pro quo, occurs when (1) job benefits, including employment, promotion, salary increases, shift or work assignments, performance expectations and other conditions of employment, are made contingent on the provision of sexual favors, usually to an employer, supervisor or agent of the employer who has the authority to make decisions about employment actions, or (2) the rejection of a sexual advance or request for sexual favors results in a tangible employment detriment, a loss of a job benefit of the kind described above.
Hostile Work Environment
A hostile work environment exists when an employee experiences workplace harassment and fears going to work because of the offensive, intimidating, or oppressive atmosphere generated by the harasser. A hostile work environment may also be created when management acts in a manner designed to make an employee quit in retaliation for some action.
Our Workplace Sexual Harassment Attorneys Can Help
In California before a victim of sexual harassment can commence lawsuit, they must first file complaint with either the DFEH (Department of Fair Employment and Housing) or EEOC (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission). There are specific statutes of limitations that establish deadlines for when complaints must be filed. Our legal team puts extensive effort into thoroughly preparing your complaint and subsequent lawsuit. We will explain your rights and possible courses of action. We are experienced in negotiating the highest possible settlement obtainable so that you can close the door and put this negative experience behind you.
There are two recognized forms of sexual harassment in the workplace. The first is quid pro quo, or something for something, where retaining a job, receiving a promotion or other benefit relies on providing some type of sexual favor. The second class involves other sexually based conduct that creates a hostile workplace, such as unwanted touching, verbal sexual harassment and other related activities. Contact us to review your case so that our top workplace sexual harassment attorneys can form a strategy that will help you move on with your career and put this event in the past.
* Source: EEOC.gov Statistics
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