California Sexual Harassment Lawyer
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Sexual harassment is defined as unwanted sexual advances, or other visual, verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature and other actions that create a hostile work environment based on an employee’s gender. The gender of the harasser and victim are not relevant. Rather the underlying conduct of the harasser is examined to determine whether it is illegal.
The following activities have been found to constitute sexual harassment:
- Unwanted sexual offers and other inappropriate verbal comments about sex or an individual’s appearance
- Offering benefits or advancement in exchange for sexual favors
- Threats of employment termination or demotion if sexual requests aren’t accepted
- Sexually or obscene messages or comments
- Unwanted physical contact including minor contact
- Displaying sexually suggestive pictures or other visual objects
- Unwanted sexual invitations
- Discussing sexual acts or topics
Two Types of Sexual Harassment
Federal and California state law recognize two main forms of sexual harassment: quid pro quo sexual harassment and hostile work environment sexual harassment. Quid pro quo sexual harassment occurs when an employer, manager, or supervisor condition your hiring or other personnel decision such as a promotion, in exchange for sexual conduct. Hostile work environment sexual harassment, on the other hand, occurs when the harasser engages in unwelcome conduct, based on sex, that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment. It should be noted that unlike quid pro quo sexual harassment, any employee (not just a supervisor or manager) can be found to have engaged in the harassment.
Compensation for Sexual Harassment Victims
Victims of sexual harassment are entitled to compensation including:
- Lost wages resulting from the harassment
- Reinstatement of the victim’s job
- Compensation for the employee’s pain and suffering
- Punitive damages mean to punish the employer for the wrongdoing
Other types of compensation may be available based on the facts of the case.
Contact Culver Law Firm to Schedule a Free Consultation
At Culver Law Firm, we offer contingency fee agreements. This means that you do not pay any attorney fees until the case is settled. We will work on your behalf to obtain the best possible settlement or verdict; our fees will be covered in the final settlement. There are no up-front fees for our representation. You only pay attorney fees if we recover money for your injuries. If we fail to settle your case or receive a favorable verdict, you pay not attorney fees.
If you are a victim of workplace sexual harassment, contact Culver Law Firm for a free consultation. Our consultations are always confidential; you can trust us to represent your interests fairly. We help you get back on the road to recovery.