SEXUAL HARASSMENT ATTORNEYS IN TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA
According to statistics from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), about 6,587 total charges alleging sexual harassment were filed with the agency in Fiscal Year 2020. In the state of California, it is unlawful to harass an employee or applicant based on their sex. Sexual harassment can also include making inappropriate sexual remarks, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, as well as many other verbal or physical behaviors.
If you have been sexually harassed at work and want to understand your options, consulting with a skilled California employment law attorney is crucial for proper guidance. At Robinson Bradford LLP, our attorneys have the diligence, skills, and knowledge to guide and represent clients in their workplace sexual harassment cases. We will fight vigorously to protect your legal rights, hold your harasser accountable, and help you seek potential legal remedies.
Robinson Bradford LLP proudly represents clients across Temecula, Costa Mesa, and Stockton, California.
OVERVIEW OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT
Sexual harassment can be described as any unwanted behavior of a sexual nature. It includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, inappropriate sexual remarks, inappropriate jokes, unwelcome touching, and other physical or verbal harassment of a sexual nature. Some common examples of sexual harassment at the workplace include:
Flirting or gesturing with an employee
Making sexual remarks about an employee's body, appearance, or outfit
Asking questions about an employee's sex life
Telling sexually offensive jokes to a coworker
Making sexual jokes or comments about an employee's sexual orientation, gender reassignment, or gender identity
An experienced attorney can assess the surrounding circumstances of your case and conduct a thorough investigation to identify your harasser.
WHO CAN BE A HARASSER?
Depending on the surrounding circumstances, any of the following individuals may be your harasser:
Agent of the employer
A knowledgeable attorney can help identify your harasser, enlighten you about laws addressing sexual harassment, and help determine the best course of action.
Here are some available remedies for victims of workplace harassment if they prevail in their sexual harassment lawsuit:
A court injunction forcing the employer to stop any discriminatory practices
The right to be reinstated if their employment was wrongfully terminated
Compensatory damages for financial and emotional injuries
Medical expenses, such as psychological care
Lost wages, pension, and other benefits
Punitive damages to further punish the harasser
Compensation for injury to dignity, feelings, or self-respect
Sexual harassment victims usually feel isolated and humiliated. However, you’re not alone. An experienced employment attorney can fight compassionately to advocate for your best interests, protect you against workplace retaliation, and help pursue fair compensation.
RETALIATION IS PROHIBITED
Retaliation involves any adverse action taken by an employer against an employee for complaining about discrimination or sexual harassment at the workplace. Such adverse actions may include firing, demoting, threatening, or reassigning the employee. A skilled attorney can review the facts of your unique situation, work to prove retaliation, and take the necessary legal steps to help protect your rights.
HOW LEGAL COUNSEL CAN HELP
Sexual harassment is illegal and creates hostile work environments. In California, employees and applicants who have been sexually harassed at work may be eligible to file charges against their harasser in court. Therefore, if you have been harassed sexually at work, it is important that you retain a knowledgeable employment law attorney for detailed guidance and to protect your best interests.
At Robinson Bradford LLP, we are dedicated to providing experienced legal guidance and vigorous representation to clients in their workplace harassment claims. As your legal counsel, we will review and investigate every detail of your unique situation thoroughly, determine whether you have a case, and enlighten you about your available legal options.
Using our in-depth legal understanding, our attorneys can fight for your legal rights and help you seek deserved compensation for any damages you have suffered. If the accused party retaliated against you for reporting the sexual harassment, our trusted team will fight vigorously on your behalf and hold your harasser accountable.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT ATTORNEYS SERVING TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA
If you have been sexually harassed at work and want to understand your options, contact Robinson Bradford LLP today to schedule a one-on-one case evaluation. Our dedicated team can offer you the reliable guidance, support, and strong representation you need in your workplace harassment case. We're proud to serve clients across Temecula, Costa Mesa, and Stockton, California.