California Employment Counsel, APC
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  2. The Aggressive Sexual Harassment Counsel You Need
  3. Talk to Attorneys With a Successful Track Record in Sexual Harassment Claims
  4. Have You Been Sexually Harassed at Work?
  5. We Are the Sexual Harassment Law Firm Employers Don’t Want You to Hire
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Understand Your Sexual Harassment Rights

California has some of the strongest employee protection laws yet they are not universally honored. California Employment Counsel, APC, has a proven record of holding employers accountable for violating employee rights.

Our experienced employment lawyers have consistently obtained good outcomes in cases across Orange County and all of California. Our record of results includes six- and seven-figure recoveries for clients who were unjustly fired or targeted for mistreatment in the workplace. We also have a strong focus on protecting rights of sexual harassment victims.

Negotiation, Settlement Or Litigation: Whatever It Takes

Our firm represents employees in civil claims for various forms of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. We also handle cases of failure to accommodate disability or backlash for taking medical leave, as well as wage-and-hour violations such as unpaid overtime.

We resolve many cases through negotiation and settlement. Our litigators are also prepared to go to court to uphold our clients' rights under state and federal laws. We will vigorously pursue compensation for lost pay, emotional distress and other applicable damages.

Contact Us for a Free Case Evaluation

Our attorneys are well-versed in the Fair Employment and Housing Act, the California Family Rights Act, the California Labor Code and other powerful protections. During a free consultation, we can explain your rights and remedies. We will guide you and support you through every step of this complex and intimidating process.

For your free consultation with an Orange County employment law attorney, call 714-462-3017 or toll free at 866-545-2415, or contact us online.

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Sexual Harassment And The Hostile Work Environment

For most people, the traditional idea of sexual harassment is a boss making unwanted advances towards an employee. However, there is another kind of sexual harassment that is just as illegal known as the hostile work environment. What exactly is the hostile work environment?

In order for the actions of the employer or employee to be considered hostile under California law, it must meet two requirements:

  1. Was it pervasive or severe in nature?
  2. Was it directed towards a protected class?

The first part is asking whether it is intolerable, intimidating or oppressive in nature. Does inappropriate or offensive behavior create hostility in your work environment? This behavior cannot be a one-off but something on a repeated basis. However, if it is very severe (such as groping or someone exposing their private parts), than a single instance may be enough.

The second part includes a very wide range of protected classes, particularly in California. This can include race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and much more. For example, a restaurant supervisor is harassing a female server because of her gender. Almost on a daily basis, he flashes pornography on his phone to her. This could be considered a hostile work environment.

What Should I Do If I Am Working In A Hostile Work Environment?

The first thing to understand is that you should not be afraid to speak up and assert your rights. Once you hire an attorney, your rights will be protected. Our law firm focuses exclusively on representing employees in sexual harassment and discrimination cases. We will be there for you from the beginning to the end, fiercely advocating for your employment law rights.

Secondly, you should understand that you have nothing to lose by working with our law firm. This is because we take these types of cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not pay anything unless we obtain recovery on your behalf. You literally do not have anything to lose by picking up your phone and reaching out to us about your potential sexual harassment case.
Call us at 714-462-3017 or reach us online to schedule your free initial consultation. We serve the Orange County, California, area.

Why Speak Up In California About Sexual Harassment?

You are afraid to say anything. You don't want to be that person at work who starts trouble. But are you really starting trouble?

No.

You should never be afraid to assert your rights as an employee. It is very understandable that you are worried you will face consequences at work for speaking up or even get fired. However, California employment law protects employees against such retaliation.

What Is Illegal Retaliation?

What is retaliation? And why is it illegal? This is when an employer takes some sort of negative action towards an employee because he or she reported or asserted a sexual harassment claim. The negative action could be anything from getting fewer hours or a less-desirable shift to a demotion, being passed over for a promotion or even being terminated.

Sometimes the employer will claim they fired an employee for some reason other than the illegal one. This is known as pretext, and an experienced attorney can fight against such an assertion.

At California Employment Counsel, APC, our lawyers have a proven track record of helping employees in California. Our seasoned attorneys focus entirely on protecting employees. Even more so, we have a huge focus on sexual harassment claims.

You also should speak up about your sexual harassment claim because you have nothing to lose by reaching out to our firm. We take cases on a contingency fee basis. This means you do not pay unless we win on your behalf. We strongly urge that you at the very least find out if your claim has merit. You deserve protection if you have suffered from sexual harassment at work. Make the first phone call: 714-462-3017. You can also reach us online to schedule your free initial consultation. We serve the Orange County, California, and all surrounding areas.

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