There isn’t much that feels worse that having to report to a hostile work environment. Workplace harassment (including sexual harassment) is threatening behavior towards employees thats makes them feel belittled, unwelcomed, intimidated, or unsafe at work. Often harassment is based on race, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetic information.
Harassment must create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment to be deemed unlawful. If you’ve been harassed at work- we can help make it right, and ensure that your employer doesn’t get away with the way they treated you.
As many as 70% of women and 40% of men have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace. Sexual Harassment is unwanted behavior of a sexual nature. This can include:
Unwelcome verbal or physical sexual advances
Requests for sexual favors in exchange of workplace benefits like a raise or promotion (Quid Pro Quo Harassment).
Offensive jokes, pictures, or emails of the sexual nature
Sexual harassment is traumatizing and can cause adverse health problems such as depression, PTSD, sleep problems, and high blood pressure. California offers strong protections against sexual harassment, so there cannot be any repercussions against an employee for reporting their own or observed sexual harassment. If you feel that you’ve been sexually harassed at your workplace, it’s important to report it and stop the harasser from continuing their behavior. We can help you sort through the legal side of things and help you move on and begin healing.