No One Should Have To Tolerate Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment in the workplace is prohibited by law, but many people who experience such harassment are reluctant to file claims for a variety of reasons — uncertainties about how the law treats a certain behavior, potential repercussions at work and a general lack of faith in the legal system to deliver results are all commonly cited reasons. But if you believe you have experienced harassment, it’s always worth meeting with a lawyer to discuss your legal options.
At , we can help you understand how the treatment you have experienced fits into California’s legal framework. If you don’t have a case, we will tell you, because our highest priority is to provide honest, accurate advice. When you have experienced legally actionable harassment, we will help you design a legal strategy tailored to your goals, whether they include financial compensation, keeping your job or transitioning to a new position.
Understanding The Forms Of Sexual Harassment
California employment law recognizes two forms of sexual harassment:
- Quid pro quo harassment: This is when a supervisor or manager demands sexual favors as a condition of gaining or keeping employment.
- Hostile work environment: This occurs when a supervisor or manager knowingly allows fellow employees to commit hostile, offensive, oppressive or intimidating behaviors based on sex. A work environment is considered especially hostile when these behaviors adversely affect an employee’s ability to do his or her job.
We have represented clients facing both forms of sexual harassment. No matter what form of harassment you have experienced, from harassment cliches to novel and subtle workplace behaviors that interfere with your work, we are committed to helping you feel comfortable and successful in your work.
Speak With A Lawyer If You Have Experienced Harassment
The sooner you speak with an experienced employment law attorney, the sooner you can take legal action when appropriate. To learn more about your options, schedule an initial consultation with by calling 510-969-2109 or by email. From our office in Berkeley, we serve clients in the Bay Area and Northern California.