Harassment At Work
Workplace harassment can end careers and cause untold emotional distress. If you have been harassed at work due to your gender, age, disability, race, sexual orientation or other status, you have the right to pursue a legal claim against your employer.
At California Employment Counsel, APC, we dedicate our practice to employment law. Our experienced employment law attorneys can help you explore your rights and legal remedies.
Have You Been Harassed At Work?
There are many ways harassment can occur in the workplace. Some common forms of workplace harassment include offensive jokes, comments, pictures and unwanted touching. Generally, instances of workplace harassment fall into one of two areas:
- Creating a hostile work environment. This means, committing any harassment based on a protected characteristic such as gender, age, race and sexual orientation. This makes life miserable for the victim, and can impact work performance.
- Quid pro quo sexual harassment: This type of harassment involves managers requesting sexual favors in exchange for favorable treatment. It does not have to be overt: implying the request is still harassment.
Companies are required to take all necessary steps to prevent harassment. When they fail to do so and an employee is harassed, the company may be held liable for damages.
Whether you were harassed by a supervisor, a peer or anyone at work, it is important to understand your rights. Our attorneys can provide you with the knowledgeable guidance you need for your workplace harassment case.