Los Angeles Sexual Harassment Lawyers
Protecting Employees from Unwanted Sexual Advances at Work
Have you received unwanted advances from a co-worker? Perhaps a co-worker or a supervisor has been sending you inappropriate emails or making comments that make you feel uncomfortable. Whatever the case may be, being sexually harassed at work is not only unacceptable – it's illegal.
Our Los Angeles sexual harassment attorneys at Levin & Nalbandyan, LLP can help you take action if you believe that you have been sexually harassed at your workplace. As experienced employment law attorneys, we understand how to protect workers enduring illegal harassment.
Call us today at (213) 267-3640 to schedule a free consultation. Se habla español.
What Constitutes Sexual Harassment?
Sexual harassment is a very sensitive issue that can affect your ability to work and make it difficult for you to speak up when you feel uncomfortable. There are many different ways that a person can commit acts of sexual harassment in the workplace. Our goal is to provide the highest level of representation to men and women in all types of cases involving sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment may involve:
- Inappropriate comments
- Quid pro quo offers or asking for sexual favors
- Sexual assault
- Sexual comments
- Sexual innuendos
- Sexual jokes about one's body
- Sexist remarks
- Showing pornography
- Unwanted touching, such as unwanted neck or shoulder massages
- Uncomfortable staring or glancing at one's body
- Asking about one's sexual orientation
- Asking someone out on dates repeatedly even after being rejected
- Spreading sexual rumors about an employee
What should employers do about sexual harassment?It is an employer’s responsibility to foster a healthy work environment and to enforce policies that prohibit sexual harassment. Employers should have a procedure in place for filing complaints and must take appropriate corrective actions when necessary. It is also helpful to have employees and supervisors take training courses to learn how to deal with sexual harassment.
Is asking a co-worker out for a date considered sexual harassment?Some employers have policies that prohibit intimate relationships between co-workers. If your employer does not have such a policy, then politely asking someone out for a date once would likely not be considered sexual harassment. However, repeatedly asking for a date might constitute sexual harassment.
Can my employer fire me for making a sexual harassment complaint?It is against the law to fire an employee for filing a sexual harassment complaint. Of course, this does not mean it never happens. However, it does mean that you can take legal action against your employer for wrongfully terminating your employment. You can also take legal action against your employer if you suffered any other negative effects as a result of your sexual harassment complaint.
Do I need to hire an attorney?If you are unsure about your rights as an employee, lost your job after filing a complaint, do not know what steps to take next, or have any other questions regarding your situation, you should consider hiring Levin & Nalbandyan, LLP to protect your rights.
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