SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND YOUR RIGHTS
Have you been experiencing unwelcome sexual advances from supervisors or co-workers? Do emails from your supervisor contain sexual innuendos that make you uncomfortable?
If you think you are being sexually harassed at work, the time to take action is now. Contacting an acclaimed Southern California employment lawyer is an important first step. With in-depth understanding of sexual harassment laws and more than twenty years experience protecting employee rights, the Law Offices of DesJardins & Panitz LLP can offer you the insightful advice, support, and reassurance you can expect from a top law firm.
Sexual harassment claims can be pursued if harassment has become consistent or frequent and is contributing to a hostile work environment. However, a single instance of intentional inappropriate touching by a supervisor is enough to justify filing a lawsuit. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission defines sexual harassment as:“Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment.”
Examples of sexual harassment in the workplace include when a superior, co-worker, or client:
- Touches you inappropriately
- Implies that engaging sexual contact with him/her is necessary to help your career
- Makes jokes or other sexually explicit remarks that offend you, despite your objections
- Asks questions or comments on your body or sex life
- Displays sexually suggestive material in the workplace, in paper or electronic form
- Refers to you with sexist language
These are among those most common examples in the workplace, but sexual harassment is not limited to these behaviors. If you’ve been the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, call us for your free case evaluation. You do not need to endure sexual harassment in the workplace.
DesJardins & Panitz LLP is prepared to help you with all of your legal needs, and because we accept sexual harassment cases on contingency, we don’t get paid until you get paid. Contact a Southern California sexual harassment lawyer today.