Employees are entitled to work in a safe environment without the fear of being harassed or sexually assaulted by their manager or other higher ups. Sadly, this is exactly the case for countless women and men throughout Long Beach and Southern California. Sexual harassment and any type of misconduct not only affects the work environment but also a person’s life and wellbeing. Many victims suffer in silence and take the trauma of the situation with them for many years to come even if they or the accuser is no longer with the company. You may not be able to concentrate on the task at hand and may even fall into a depression.

You should not have to suffer in silence and liable parties should be reprimanded for their actions. For over 20 years, Matthew A. Kaufman and his legal team have represented men and women throughout Long Beach obtain compensation for being victimized by an employe. If you are a victim or witness sexual harassment in the workplace it is time to speak up and hold employers liable. Contact our Long Beach sexual harassment attorneys to discuss your situation and determine the best course of action.

Sexual Harassment Facts

Sexual harassment in the workplace not only affects the victim but the entire work environment. Other employees will be extremely uncomfortable and some may wonder if they could be next. The topic of sexual harassment covers many different avenues including suggestive verbal advances to unwanted touching. Some aspects that need to be considered that can constitute sexual harassment are as follows:

  • Victims can be of either gender, the issue is not restricted to women. The harasser can also be of either gender.
  • The sexual advance must be unwanted or unwelcome by the victim.
  • Sexual harassment can be from anyone from a supervisor to a contractor on site.
  • A witness can also be affected by the misconduct and file a claim against the accuser
  • Some cases end in the demotion or wrongful termination of the victim.

Sexual harassment can be prevented and avoided. Employees are often too afraid to speak up but effective communication is key to keeping the workplace free of sexual harassment. Whistleblowers or employees who report the actions can be a major asset to ridding the workplace of sexual harassment. Reporting it is a crucial step, because if the actions go unreported then no repercussions will be dealt.

How a Long Beach Sexual Harassment Attorney Can Help

Hiring an experienced attorney to represent you can make all the difference in your claim. We will be able to negotiate on your behalf and help you get through the legal process effectively. Our Long Beach sexual harassment attorneys will help compile, complete and file any necessary paperwork for your claim. If you are experiencing a hostile work environment due to sexual harassment it is time to take action. Do not continue to suffer in silence. Contact The Kaufman Law Firm today to schedule an initial case evaluation and determine the best course of action dependant on the details of your circumstances.