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Understanding Sexual Harassment at Work

Historically, sexual harassment is a sad, but common trope many experience at work. But what exactly does sexual harassment in the workplace look like? Lawyers for Justice, PC’s powerhouse team of over 25 lawyers are experienced sexual harassment attorneys. Because we stand up for employees in all workplace matters, we can fight for those who have experienced sexual misconduct at work.


Though it can be nuanced, sexual harassment can include unwelcome sexual advances or verbal or physical conduct that affects an employee’s employment, interferes with their work performance, or creates a hostile work environment. If you feel like you, or someone you know, has experienced this type of harassment, an LFJ sexual harassment attorney will fight for your rights.


It’s important to remember the following in connection with improper workplace behavior such as sexual harassment:

–       The victim can be the same gender as the harasser.


–       Anyone affected by the sexually offensive conduct can be a victim even if they have not been directly harassed. This means that if a supervisor is sexually harassing his or her secretary, but the person in the cubicle adjacent to the secretary feels uncomfortable, that co-worker can also be a victim of the harassment and seek out the assistance of a sexual harassment attorney.


–       Unlawful sexual harassment can occur without economic injury or wrongful termination. To explain further, this means that it doesn’t take the loss of a job or job suspension to file a sexual harassment claim. The harassed employee can simply report a feeling of uneasiness, unless they have more concrete physical evidence of sexual misconduct.


It is important to know that the workplace is a territory where sexual activity is typically not tolerated. Therefore, if there is illicit sexual activity that causes unease in the workplace, it is crucial to seek out the help of a sexual harassment attorney. They understand the intricacies of the employment law and will be able to stand up for your rights to ensure you do not continue to feel uncomfortable at work in the future.

Sexual harassment is against the law and if you feel you have a legitimate case you can file a lawsuit against the offender because there are laws in place to protect you. California State Law provides for the Fair Employment and Housing Act which prohibits sexual harassment in workplaces and it applies to all employers that have one or more employees.


Have you experienced sexual harassment at work? Call us so we can fight for you.

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