No employee should be forced to put up with sexual harassment in the workplace. If you are dealing with offensive sexual harassment at work, contact our sexual harassment lawyers at 1-877-525-0700 for a confidential discussion about work harassment law. We can assist you in protecting your workplace rights to an environment free of sexual harassment. You may also be entitled to financial compensation.
I am Karl A. Gerber, founder and employment harassment attorney of the Employment Lawyers Group. I have extensive experience helping men and women who have experienced sexual harassment at work. In Southern California, we have offices in San Diego, Tustin, Riverside, Gardena, Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks, Oxnard, and Bakersfield. In Northern California we have offices in Sacramento, San Francisco, and San Jose. We take sexual harassment cases in all parts of California.
The Los Angeles Daily Journal, Southern California's daily newspaper for lawyers, quoted me as being "an expert in sexual harassment cases.
A supermarket chain I sued for sexual harassment asked me to provide sexual harassment training for its management following the conclusion of the case.
Defense lawyers are often so impressed with my work they refer me cases when the case in which they are opposing is done.
$465,000 settlement for boss touching sexual harassment at a convenience store
$370,000 settlement for supervisor sexual harassment of a delivery driver
$270,000 settlement for hostile work environment harassment in a supermarket
$225,000 for a sexually hostile work environment, towards women, by store customers
$200,000 settlement because a boss touched a subordinate
Sexual harassment involves offensive touching or comments. There are multiple types of sexual harassment:
Quid pro quo sexual harassment, which means demanding sexual favors or the tolerance of sexual banter in exchange for a benefit at work such as a promotion or continued employment.
Hostile work environment sexual harassment, which may include making dirty jokes, discussing sex or body parts in the workplace, or distributing offensive e-mails.
Physical sexual harassment which involves touching, blocking, or attempts to touch.
Sexual harassment claims include same-sex harassment, co-worker harassment, harassment by a supervisor, and even sexual harassment from vendors, independent contractors, and customers. Your employer has a duty to investigate sexual harassment claims and can be found liable if it fails to do so, or fails to take appropriate remedial measures after doing so. Appropriate remediation following a complaint of sexual harassment includes transferring the harasser away from the victim of sexual harassment, disciplining the sexual harasser, or firing her/him. A failure to take action following a sexual harassment complaint is likely to be called legal ratification of the earlier acts of sexual harassment. Those situations can be costly for employers and expose them to punitive damages.
If your employer retaliates against you for filing a sexual harassment complaint or for supporting another's claim, you may have a separate retaliation claim against your employer. Job terminations due to complaints of sexual harassment are likely to constitute wrongful termination.
Contact A California Sexual Harassment Attorney
To speak to an experienced California employment harassment lawyer, call 877-525-0700 toll free. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis with no upfront costs. Se habla Español. Let us be your lawyer for sexual harassment, and help you recover your dignity and appropriate economic compensation that may be due to you.