Millions of women are sexually harassed at work in Riverside and California. And yet, only a few choose to report sexual retaliation largely due to the fear of retaliation.
A 2016 survey found that 75% of women in the U.S. had been sexually harassed at work. Many young and mature women attribute the unsolicited sexual advances, derogatory comments and slurs in the workplace to being attractive.
But here’s the deal: even if you look as gorgeous as Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis or Emilia Clarke, you have a right to be able to work in a sexual harassment-free environment.
Get in touch with our retaliation attorney in Riverside today to get a free initial consultation about your particular case. JML Law knows how to eradicate sexual harassment at work and make your employer or colleagues think twice before making any unwelcome sexual advances.
Even if you don’t have a boyfriend, let us be your jealous and merciless boyfriend who also happens to have a law degree and over 35 years of experience behind him.
Only 29% of women report sexual harassment at work
A disturbing 2015 survey showed that only 29% of women report sexual harassment at work, and far fewer report this type of harassment in the workplace if they were witnesses.
Here at JML Law, we’ve studied the reason for this: even though 98% of companies in the U.S. have sexual harassment policies, sexual harassment can be trivialized at work or even cause hostility and retaliation against the victim (if reported).
If you are a victim of sexual harassment at work, and you’re afraid of any retaliatory actions that your employer or colleagues can take against you for reporting it, call our Riverside retaliation attorney right away.
Don’t let your case become outdated. Call JML Law at 818-610-8800 or send us an email.
Types of retaliation against employees who report sexual harassment
Under federal and state law in Riverside, employers who take retaliatory actions against employees for reporting any type of discrimination or harassment, including sexual, may face criminal charges.
Even though most employees in California work on an ‘at will’ basis, the anti-retaliation law applies to both contract employees and those employed ‘at will’.
These are the most common types of retaliation against employees who report sexual harassment in Riverside and California:
- demotions, denial or delay of payments, discharge (the most common types of retaliation for reporting sexual harassment that is practically impossible to prove without professional help from a retaliation attorney);
- exclusion from workplace happenings, including group lunches or meetings;
- denial of vacation and business trips;
- verbal abuse from employers and even colleagues (employers have high authority and huge influence within an organization, which is why your colleagues may retaliate against you by order of the employer);
- wrongful termination
- post-employment retaliation (negative job reference, etc.).
If you experience any of the above-mentioned or are afraid that any of the above-mentioned retaliatory actions may be taken against you when you report sexual harassment at work, don’t hesitate to contact our employment attorney today.
Our finest lawyers at JML Law will discuss with you a number of choices and options available to make you feel legally protected and safe.
Call our Riverside offices today at 818-610-8800.