The complaints of victims often go unheard. We are here to stop that. Sexual harassment is pervasive in this country. It has thrived for so many years because victims are afraid to come forward, afraid they won’t be believed, it will harm their career and their reputations. Sexual harassment can take many forms, from something as obvious as unwanted advances to more subtle forms such as innuendo.
By definition, sexual harassment is any unwanted sexual contact that either occurs when employment or a promotion is conditioned on the submission of unwelcome sexual advances or unwelcome sexual conduct that is severe and pervasive enough to create an unpleasant work environment. Sexual harassment is a violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Sexual harassment is not hard to define. If someone else’s conduct makes you uncomfortable that’s a problem, a problem you shouldn’t have to tolerate because you are afraid you will lose your job or no one will believe you.
Sexual harassment can include such things as unwelcome sexual advances, requests or demands for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical contact of a sexual nature when this conduct implicitly or explicitly affects a person’s employment, interferes with a person’s employment, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work employment. Under the law, there are certain steps that must be met before you can file a lawsuit for sexual harassment. These can be difficult and time-consuming for an individual to pursue. Please let us help you.
If you have been the victim of unwanted sexual advances call us. We can help. 916.440.8600.