It is a growing problem in California that workers are subjected to unwanted sexual comments and advances from their colleagues and superiors. Sadly, too few employers take steps to combat this issue, while the employees subjected to this unfair treatment are left unsure what to do. It can be extremely difficult to talk about harassment openly and just as challenging to prove that it is occurring.
If you experience harassment in your workplace, or in any area of your life, it is helpful to report it as soon as you feel able to do so. Similarly, if you suspect that someone else is being harassed, making a report could help them significantly. Suffering unwanted sexual advances can be extremely distressing and often it is hard to know who to turn to. However, it is important to know that you are not alone and that you have the right to be treated with respect.
Harassment comes in many forms, from derogatory or suggestive comments, to invasion of space, barring your way and even physical contact. Make a note of any instances of harassment you experience, including the time, date, people involved and what happened. This may help you if you decide to take legal action.
No one should have to endure mistreatment at work and our page on sexual harassment has further details on the steps you can take if you find yourself in this position. An attorney may also be able to offer advice and support you if you decide to take the matter to court and challenge those responsible.
Your job is more than just a source of income. It is a major part of your lifestyle. If you have been the victim of wrongful termination, wrongful demotion or any kind of discriminatory business practices, it is time to take action and contact a Ventura employment law attorney that can help. Attorney Matthew A. Kaufman and the team at The Kaufman Law Firm bring experience and a vast arsenal of legal resources to help clients recover the money they deserve.
To learn more, contact our Westlake Village or Los Angeles law office today and schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.