Sexual harassment does not necessarily involve sex or physical contact. Sexual harassment can be any sexualized conduct that is abusive, distracting, humiliating or offensive. You should seek help if such behavior makes it unbearable to come to work or impossible to focus on your job.
The legal team at California Employment Counsel, APC, is here to help. We have recovered compensation for clients forced to endure a hostile work environment. Our firm is devoted exclusively to employment law, serving Orange County and Southern California.
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We handle cases of sexual advances or quid pro quo demands, but a sexual harassment claim can also be based on a hostile work environment. You may have a claim if you were repeatedly subjected to offensive or disturbing behavior such as:
- Pornographic images
- Sexually explicit talk or sexual jokes
- Wolf whistles or leering
- Comments about your clothing or body
- Questions about your sex life
- Degrading comments about women
- Unwanted gifts or stalking behavior
- Unwelcome touching or come-ons
- Physical intimidation
ne key to a hostile work environment sexual harassment claim is behavior that is egregious and repeated. It may be a supervisor, a co-worker or several employees joining forces. It may be verbal or visual, or in the form of texts or emails. It may be very public or it may happen when no witnesses are around.
The other key is how the employer reacts when you complain of sexual harassment. Did your employer take decisive action or ignore your concerns? Did your employer protect the harasser(s) or retaliate against you? Were you forced to quit your job because the harassment did not stop (or got worse)?
Our lawyers will explain your rights and how to document the abusive treatment and the employer’s response. If you decide to sue, we will be there to support you at every stage and aggressively pursue your legal remedies.
Contact us online or call (714) 462-8376 or toll free at 866-545-2415. We offer a free consultation and take cases on a contingency fee basis, so there is no upfront cost to you.
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