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?
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.
When 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) 462-8376. You can also reach us online to schedule your free initial consultation. We serve the Orange County, California, and all surrounding areas.