Government workers have the same rights as workers in any other industry when it comes to seeking remedies and pursuing damage compensation for sexual harassment in the workplace. In fact, if you were harassed by a co-worker outside of work or harassed at a work-related function, you may still be able to file a complaint or a legal claim.
The law is clear about sexual harassment in any workplace, and you have the right to take action in a hostile work environment.
Some cases of harassment are severe enough or persistent enough that they warrant going outside procedures within the workplace. In these cases, you should speak with an experienced employment law attorney in California and discuss filing a claim with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) or the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Do you need a strong advocate who will fight for your rights? Call Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, at (510) 433-1000 for a free initial consultation.
Is It Really Sexual Harassment?
If the conduct is offensive, unwelcome and unwanted, it is likely sexual harassment. Your perception of the conduct and how it affects you is what matters. If the perpetrator's actions are severe or persistent, you should take action. Sexual harassment can be physical, verbal, visual and an implied threat to your job in the case of quid pro quo harassment.
It is easy to feel intimidated and powerless, but you have rights, and you can be protected with legal representation. It is illegal for an employer to retaliate against you for filing a claim, and we can take action to protect your career and other interests.
Contact Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP
We pursue all cases on a contingency fee basis, and we offer free initial consultations. Our sexual harassment lawyers in California understand the specific challenges government workers face in combating harassment in the workplace. We can help you today. Email or call us at (510) 433-1000 in Oakland or Los Angeles.
We do not represent perpetrators of sexual harassment or those who are accused of sexually harassing behavior.