Sexual harassment at work can have a severe impact on its victims, from ill-health caused by psychological stress, to loss of income caused by sick leave, resignation, or termination of employment. If you believe your employer was aware – or should have been aware – that you are, or have been, sexually harassed at work, and they failed to take immediate action to prevent it, contact our today to discuss your legal options.
What Is Sexual Harassment at Work?
The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing defines sexual harassment in the workplace as “unwanted sexual advances, or visual, verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature”. This includes such behaviour towards a person of the same gender as the harasser. Any co-worker can be a sexual harasser – from business owners and managers, to colleagues in subordinate positions. Men as well as women have been sexually harassed at work, and our sexual harassment attorneys have extensive experience of fighting for both our male and female clients.
There are two ways in which sexual harassment at work is carried out:
- A hostile work environment – such as being subjected to sexual comments, sexual assault, groping or intimidation.
- Abuse of power by a supervisor – a person in a supervisory or management position who demands sexual favours in return for you keeping your job, renewing your contract, or as a condition of promotion.
How Can Your Anaheim Lawyers Help Me?
An Anaheim sexual harassment attorney from JML Law can hold your employer to account for failing to handle your sexual harassment complaint. We have many years of experience in dealing with these types of cases, so if you believe you may be entitled to bring a sexual harassment lawsuit against your employer, contact us in confidence.
Our lawyers are ready to file a sexual harassment case on your behalf. While many settlements are reached out of court, we will litigate on your behalf if court if necessary. We are fully committed to obtain a successful settlement or verdict for our clients. We have many years’ experience of recovering compensation from employers who fail to properly deal with cases of sexual harassment at work, and in the past we have successfully won damages for our clients – both male and female – in cases such as:
- A supervisor offering promotion in exchange for sexual favors
- An employer ignoring reports of a hostile work environment, where an employee was subjected to numerous offensive sexual comments and gestures
- A client who suffered long-term sexual harassment in the form of comments, the display of sexually explicit posters, and verbal comments about their body.
We also have a successful track record of winning economic damages for our clients who successfully settle or are awarded damages by a court. Damages can include lost earnings and attorney fees, as well as awards for emotional distress and punitive damages.
Schedule your free initial consultation with an Anaheim JML Law sexual harassment lawyer today
To discuss the specifics of your sexual harassment case with our highly experienced lawyer, schedule your free initial consultation with our legal team by calling today at 818-610-8800.
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