In California, employers have a duty to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. Once a complaint of sexual harassment is made, your employer must undertake all reasonable steps to prevent it. If you are the victim of sexual harassment or were fired for reporting unwanted sexual advances, you could have a claim.
You deserve to work in a harassment-free environment. As an experienced employment law attorney, I, Matthew A. Kaufman, can help you take the appropriate steps to remedy your situation and hold your employer accountable. With offices in Westlake Village and Los Angeles, I represent employees throughout the San Fernando Valley and Greater Los Angeles area.
Types Of Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment in the workplace can take different forms:
- Quid pro quo sexual harassment — "Quid pro quo" is Latin for "this for that." Quid pro quo sexual harassment occurs when an employee is asked for sexual favors in return for keeping his or her job or some other benefit, like a promotion.
- Sexually hostile work environment — In a hostile work environment, the employee is exposed to offensive remarks or behavior on the job such as leering, unwelcome touching, obscene or sexually offensive remarks and other unwanted sexual advances.
If your employer fires you or denies benefits based on complaints about sexual harassment, you could have grounds for a lawsuit. When you work with my firm, I will provide candid counsel on your potential options for pursuing legal action. I seek to help you fight back against these abuses and put them behind you.
Learn more about what you should do if you're being harassed at work.
Contact A Qualified Employment Lawyer To Protect Your Rights
If you feel something is wrong at work or your complaints about sexual harassment have been ignored, contact The Kaufman Law Firm at 818-305-6457 or 866-278-2385 toll free for experienced help. My firm offers free initial consultations, and some cases may be handled by contingency fees. Se habla español.