The image of sexual harassment which is commonly portrayed in movies and novels is just the tip of the iceberg, unfortunately for numerous employees across Woodland Hills and surrounding areas. The obvious type of harassment, involving unwanted sexual advances and even sexual assault does feature all too often, but is far from being the only way in which this behavior tends to manifest itself. As with various other forms of discrimination and harassment in the workplace, sexual harassment continues to pose a significant problem, despite increased awareness of how damaging it can be, and legislation which was put in place to protect workers from just that.
Perhaps you have been subjected to unwanted sexual advances from a co-worker, offered a pay increase or other benefits in return for performing sexual favors for a manager or supervisor, or forced to work in an environment littered with sexual images and remarks. If sexual behavior, comments, or content in your workplace is making you feel uncomfortable, targeted, or threatened, you should speak to a Woodland Hills sexual harassment attorney immediately to find out how we could help you.
Ask Your Woodland Hills Attorney: Common Forms of Sexual Harassment
It is not uncommon for victims of sexual harassment to have doubts that they have actually been subjected to unlawful behavior. Perhaps due to pressures from society to view sexual advances as positives, or maybe because of fear of reprisals in the workplace, many victims do not ever report their experiences, never mind bring a lawsuit. Not only does this leave you open to further sexual harassment, it also enables the perpetrator to continue treating others in a similar manner.
When you need legal assistance with a sexual harassment-related manner, you can be confident that a Woodland Hills attorney from JML Law will treat you, and your case, with the respect and compassion you deserve.
Some of the sexual harassment cases we have successfully handled to date have involved the following behaviors, although you should be aware that this is by no means an exhaustive list:
- Unwanted sexual advances
- Lewd or obscene gestures or remarks
- Unwelcome physical contact
- Promotions and pay increases offered in return for sexual favors
- Sexual assault
- Managers or supervisors contacting an employee outside of working hours
- Sharing or displaying suggestive content, including posters and emails, in the workplace
- Firing, demoting, or otherwise retaliating against an employee who has reported sexual harassment, or other unwelcome sexual behavior
- Unwelcome sexual jokes
- Threats or intimidation
- Sexual notes, letters, or sexting
- Hostile work environment
- Harassment based on gender, pregnancy or similar factors
Discuss Your Case with a Woodland Hills Sexual Harassment Attorney Today
At JML Law, we understand just how damaging sexual harassment in the workplace can be. Rather than attempting to brush it under the carpet and hope it goes away, speak to our Woodland Hills sexual harassment attorneys to learn more about how we could help you, and prevent any future instances.
Schedule your free initial consultation by calling us today on 818-610-8800.
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