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Kresta Daly operates in every case with the guiding tenant that protecting a client’s constitutional rights is paramount. Sexual harassment comes in many forms but the are two common types.
The first is known as “quid pro quo” harassment which translates to “something for something.” It commonly occurs when a term of employment is conditioned on submitting to unwanted sexual advances. Most commonly quid pro quo sexual harassment happens when a supervisor requires you to engage in sexual conduct in order for you to receive an employment benefit such as a promotion or raise.
The second common form of harassment occurs when someone is subjected to a “hostile work environment.” This typically occurs when an employee is subjected to unwanted harassing conduct because of sex, gender, and/or gender expression. The harassment must be sufficiently severe and pervasive that a reasonable person in the victim’s situation would consider the work environment to be hostile or abusive.
Conduct is severe or pervasive when it alters the terms and conditions of employment. Conduct that is occasional, isolated, sporadic or trivial is not considered severe or pervasive. A hostile work environment may be created under the following circumstances: (1) when the harassment is directed at you; (2) when the conduct is not directed at you but you personally witnessed the harassment in your immediate work environment; or (3) when there is widespread sexual favoritism in your work environment.
Ms. Daly uses the law as a shield when the government attempts to seize hard-earned money and property. Asset forfeiture is an often ruthless legal process through which the state or federal government seeks to permanently seize private property from citizens. The government uses civil and criminal asset forfeiture to attempt to obtain assets. Time matters. There are strict deadlines that must be met in order to successfully challenge the government’s attempts to seize property.
Kresta Daly pursues every avenue to ensure clients receive a fair trial and the best defense possible. In complex cases experience counts. The stakes are very high in federal court. Federal crimes are aggressively investigated and prosecuted and can carry lengthy prison terms. With nearly 20 years of experience as a defense attorney in criminal trials, and more than 60 jury trials to her credit. Kresta Daly is a criminal defense attorney who can help you navigate the federal criminal justice system.
Our clients are people who are unable to fight for themselves. For some, previous experience with the legal system has been painful or fruitless — they have no expectation of justice. For others, a criminal record, mental illness or addiction puts them at an automatic disadvantage when alleging police abuse or workplace discrimination. Kresta’s mission is to give everyone access to justice. We do not charge for an initial consultation. In many cases we do not collect attorney fees unless we win compensation.
What are the first things you should if you think you’ve been harassed?
Call us. We want to help you but we can’t help you until you call us. Kresta represents employees who have experienced harassment at work as well as students who have experienced harassment from professors, counselors, or other school employees.
The legal system is complicated. There are important deadlines you must meet or you may lose your ability to file a claim forever. Call us as soon as you think there is a problem. In sexual harassment cases plaintiffs generally have to obtain a right to sue letter within months. In cases against law enforcement there are similar rules. Do not delay or you could lose your ability to file a claim forever.
What are the top things you should look for in a Sacramento Civil Rights Attorney?
There are lots of very talented Sacramento Attorneys. Kresta Daly tells many of her clients the same thing, pick the person you’re the most comfortable with. There is a group of top tier civil rights attorneys in Sacramento who are as good as any in the country. From a legal perspective you couldn’t go wrong with any of them. Once you’ve narrowed down your choices to that group of top tier lawyers its really about who you trust, who you will work with the best. Being involved in a civil case is stressful, there are lots of ups and downs. Pick the lawyer you trust.
Kresta Daly has been an attorney based in Sacramento and Davis for nearly 20 years. She has earned the trust and respect of her peers and her opponents alike.