In Hollywood, and throughout the industry, sexual harassment is pervasive. It's often just accepted as part of the business. In music, film, dance, theater, television and comedy, sexuality is frequently a topic of conversation and the subject of scripts, productions and songs. This sort of environment can quickly become a hostile work environment and a place in which it is difficult to accomplish work while maintaining one's dignity and ethical principles.
Just because this has become business as usual, if you are uncomfortable or offended, you can take action to assert your rights in the workplace. However, it is important that you seek to remedy the situation as soon as possible.
If you have been sexually harassed, speak with a lawyer who specializes in sexual harassment claims as soon as possible. Call Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, at (510) 433-1000 for a free consultation.
Is It Sexual Harassment?
There are many types of sexual harassment, and you do not have to be the target of the harassment to be affected by it. If you report the issue to your employer, and appropriate steps are not taken to remedy the situation, or if your boss is responsible for the harassment, your employer could be held strictly liable if you make a claim. You may be eligible for compensation.
Sexual harassment may be physical or verbal. Men and women may be victims. It can be as simple as someone displaying sexually offensive pictures or requesting sexual favors through notes. An unwelcome neck massage or other touching could be sexual harassment. If the action is severe enough and unwelcome, you may have a case.
Speak With An Attorney Familiar With Entertainment Industry Harassment In California
At Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, we represent actors, actresses, musicians, screenwriters, talent agents, production workers, office workers and others from offices in Oakland and Los Angeles. Email us or call us at (510) 433-1000 for a free case evaluation. We look forward to speaking with you, and our lawyers handle all cases on a contingency fee basis.
Our entertainment industry harassment attorneys do not represent perpetrators of sexual harassment or those who are accused of sexually harassing behavior.