Sexual Harassment Attorney

Sexual harassment is any kind of behavior that is unconsented, unwelcome and/or inappropriate for the workplace because of its sexual or offensive nature. The offensive behavior does not have to involve touching and does not have to be tangibly detrimental to the job (e.g. wage loss/passed promotion) to be considered sexual harassment.

The law classifies sexual harassment claims into two categories: “quid pro quo” and “hostile work environment.” “Quid pro quo” is Latin for “this for that.” This type of harassment occurs when an employer demands sexual favors in exchange for job benefits, such as promotions, raises or even job retainment. “Hostile work environment” includes abusive or offensive conduct that substantially interferes with an individual’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment.

A single incident may be sufficient to establish a “quid pro quo” sexual harassment claim, but typically a pattern of conduct is required to establish a hostile work environment. Conduct which may give rise to a sexual harassment claim includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and/or verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Depending upon the circumstances, an employer may be liable for conduct of non-employees over whom it exercises some level of control. An employer has the duty to take appropriate corrective action to end sexually harassing conduct.

Representing Los Angeles sexual harassment clients

Employees are protected under both state and federal law against workplace sexual harassment. Federal law remedies for workplace discrimination and sexual harassment are based upon Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which applies to employers with fifteen or more employees. State law remedies are based upon the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”).

Victims of sexual harassment in the workplace can recover for their lost wages, future lost wages, emotional distress, attorney’s fees and, often, punitive damages. If you have been a victim of sexual harassment or discrimination in the workplace, you need an experienced sexual harassment attorney to handle your case.

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