Sexual Harassment Lawyer
In California, laws prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace to protect employees from sexual advances by co-workers or employers. If you are facing fear and confusion because of a sexual harassment issue at work, we encourage you to speak with our Los Angeles employment lawyers at once. We offer a free consultation to help you gain a clear perception of your situation.
UNDERSTANDING SEXUAL HARASSMENT
Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination and can be exhibited toward either gender. Whether you are a man or woman facing unwanted sexual advances, we can use our experience in this field to help you file a claim that protects your rights. Under California law, sexual harassment is undesired visual, verbal, or physical actions with a sexual nature that affect an individual’s working conditions. Oftentimes, sexual harassment is a cause of a
hostile work environment. There are many types of sexual harassment. Based on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the two types of sexual harassment include:
Quid pro quo harassment
Hostile work environment harassment
Quid pro quo harassment refers to the offer by an employer for professional advancement in exchange for the employee’s sexual favors. It can also refer to threats that the employee’s job will suffer if the employee does not engage in specific activities. Hostile work environment harassment is a type of sexual harassment which takes place when a work environment is filled with sexual incidents and behaviors which result in intimidation or discrimination to employees.
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PROTECTIONS AGAINST SEXUAL HARASSMENT
California law offers solutions for victims of sexual harassment. Employees who are harassed can bring about a lawsuit for damages and reinstatement of employment. As a result, employers may be forced to change their policies regarding sexual harassment. You have 300 days from the date of harassment to file a complaint with the United States Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and one year to file with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing.
In addition to being protected against sexual harassment, you are also protected against retaliation from your employer for filing a complaint. Employees who are harassed should take immediate action to file a complaint and begin pursuing damages or a reinstatement of their job. At Peter Law Group, we are prepared to protect you against the illegal acts of sexual harassment. If you are a victim, we encourage you to speak with our firm at once. We have the knowledge, experience, and characteristics to help you protect your rights and job.
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