The laws against sexual harassment, defined in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, are the same across all industries and occupations. Sexual harassment should not be tolerated in the workplace and neither should a hostile work environment that has been created by a culture of harassment and discrimination at one's workplace.
If you have been sexually harassed while on the job, call Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, at (510) 433-1000 for a free consultation.
What Can Be Done?
Remaining silent about sexual harassment can cause emotional distress, psychological damage, career damage and missed opportunities at work for yourself and others. If you have experienced any of the following types of sexual harassment, you should report the incident(s) to your human resources department and consult an employment law attorney if further action is necessary:
- Offensive or degrading comments and remarks about someone's body or sexuality
- Repeated requests for dates or being hit on
- Requests for sexual favors
- Unwanted and unwelcome attention
- Offensive or obscene gestures
- Offensive notes or invitations
- Gender discrimination
- Inappropriate touching or grabbing
- Leering or ogling looks
- Sexual advances
- Sexual assault
- Retaliation for complaining about sexual harassment or filing a claim
- Actions characteristic of stalking
Sexual harassment may occur on the job, at a job-related function or anytime the harassment comes from a work colleague outside of the workplace. Both men and women can be harassed, and it can happen to both blue collar and white collar workers.
Filing A Sexual Harassment Claim
At Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, our sexual harassment attorneys walk our clients through the entire legal process and aggressively protect their rights and best interests. We pursue all cases on a contingency fee basis, and we offer free initial consultations. More than 90 percent of cases settle without the need for trial, but we prepare every case as if it will go to trial. We are prepared to fight for our clients' rights.
Speak With A Lawyer
We are a top-rated plaintiffs' sexual harassment law firm in California, and we handle cases throughout California. Email or call us at (510) 433-1000 at our Oakland or Los Angeles offices.