No one should ever have to tolerate sexual harassment in the workplace. If you have been sexually harassed at work, or are feeling the pressure of working in a hostile work environment, contact a Los Angeles sexual harassment lawyer from The Nourmand Law Firm. We understand how stressful and uncomfortable it can be to deal with the sexual advances of an owner, manager, supervisor or co–worker. Even the most subtle sexual advances can be grounds for a sexual harassment lawsuit.
When you feel that your success on the job depends on your willingness to participate in sexual activities with your supervisor or other employee, you are being placed in a very compromised situation and must get legal advice to file a sexual harassment lawsuit against your employer. The Nourmand Law Firm can help you file and win a sexual harassment case and will protect your rights every step of the way. We are knowledgeable about all California state laws and federal laws regarding sexual harassment and will fight aggressively to protect your rights.
California Sexual Harassment Laws
Sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination, and an employee may recover for sexual harassment under two circumstances: “quid quo pro” harassment where an employee offers a job benefit or threatens with termination in exchange for sexual favors; and a hostile work environment, when coworkers or supervisors engage in intimidating, ridiculing and insulting behavior. This type of harassment can take the form of sexist comments, sexual jokes, lewd remarks or simply insults directed at one sex.
Both types of sexual harassment are completely unacceptable in the workplace environment and should not be tolerated by any employer. If you feel that you have become the victim of sexual harassment at work in the Los Angeles area, contact a sexual harassment lawyer from The Nourmand Law Firm immediately.
The courts typically define sexual harassment in the workplace as follows:
- Sexual jokes or comments
- Sexually suggestive pictures
- Unwanted touching
Sexual harassment in the workplace can be between people of the same sex, and it may involve a woman harassing a man. The courts evaluate each case on a case–by–case basis, and it’s important to work with a sexual harassment attorney in Los Angeles who can prepare all the details of your particular situation.
Failure to Investigate and Damages in Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Cases
If an employer fails to acknowledge that sexual harassment is occurring in the workplace, or fails to investigate your claim or complaint, they may be guilty of failure to investigate under California state and federal laws.
In many cases, victims of sexual harassment in the workplace can recover for the following types of damages:
- Lost wages
- Future lost wages
- Emotional distress
- Punitive damages
- Attorneys fees and costs
Don’t compromise your dignity or self–esteem because of a sexual harassment situation. The Los Angeles sexual harassment attorneys at The Nourmand Law Firm understand how humiliating and stressful it can be for women and even men to deal with sexual harassment in the workplace. We will fight aggressively for your rights and help you recover the damages you deserve.
Contact the sexual harassment attorneys at The Nourmand Law Firm today so that we can evaluate your case and help you recover from the pain and suffering you have experienced from the situation.