According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the number of sexual harassment complaints filed by men in the U.S. has more than tripled in recent years — they constituted nearly 18 percent of all claims in 2012. The EEOC is the federal authority that enforces sexual harassment claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Men may be harassed by women or other men. Harassment involving unwelcome touching or remarks about sexual activity, sexual orientation and appearance are common.
Our attorneys obtained $1.5 million for two male security guards at a dance club who were sexually harassed by the male district manager of the club. The employer took the position that the plaintiffs were two strong men who could easily defend themselves.
Our lawyers obtained $485,000 for a young man who was sexually harassed by co-workers after a gay friend visited him at work.
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Sexual Harassment: An Aggressive Means To Assert Power
An aggressor in the workplace affects how you work and uses sexuality as a justification for his or her abuse of power.
Sexual harassment is not acceptable in any workplace. If unwelcome sexual advances, invitations, remarks and other aggression are severe or repetitious to the point that your work is being affected, you may have a case for sexual harassment, and you should seek attorney representation.
How Do I Prove Sexual Harassment?
You can prove any type of sexual harassment as long as it was unwelcome. Our experienced lawyers can evaluate your case, identify evidence of harassment and help you properly file a claim with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). We will discuss the steps involved in sexual harassment litigation and filing a lawsuit for damages.
Contact A California Sexual Harassment Lawyer
Behavior that appears innocent — such as flirting, innuendos and joking — may be sexual harassment.
Contact Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, to schedule a nonobligation consultation at (510) 433-1000 toll free. Our law firm represents workers throughout Northern and Southern California, and we pursue all cases on a contingency fee basis. We want to discuss your unique situation.
We do not represent perpetrators of sexual harassment or those who are accused of sexually harassing behavior.