Los Angeles Sexual Harassment Lawyers
Assisting Californians who’ve been harassed at work
If you’ve been subjected to sexual harassment in your workplace, there’s a good chance that you’ve already suffered severe emotional distress. You may even have come to fear for your safety at work, which affects every other aspect of your life. And you may not be the only one to suffer: Unwanted sexual advances and other inappropriate conduct in the workplace can make it an uncomfortable or even hostile environment for everyone.
At The Ruttenberg Law Firm, PC, our Los Angeles sexual harassment lawyers work hard to help victims of sexual harassment put an end to the abuse, hold employers liable and obtain compensation for the harm suffered. We assist with all aspects of a case, including filing a claim with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to obtain a right-to-sue letter, resolving your claim through mediation or out of court negotiations, and aggressively protecting your rights at trial.
Employer liability for sexual harassment in the workplace
Under California law, harassment is prohibited in a wide range of business, service and professional relationships, but the most common form of harassment arises from an employment relationship. Employers are prohibited from harassing employees in the workplace. In addition, they must take immediate action to stop harassment by employees and management and they are supposed to take reasonable steps to prevent harassment from occurring in the first place.
Sexual harassment takes many forms
Under California law, harassment includes sexual harassment, gender harassment and harassment based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions. Sexual harassment in the workplace may include all types of unwanted sexual advances or visual, verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature:
- Hostile work environment
- Offering employment benefits for sexual favors, or quid pro quo
- Unwanted sexual advances or propositions and threatened retaliation on refusal
- Sexual notes, letters and invitations and sexting
- Sharing and displaying sexually suggestive objects, pictures or websites
- Inappropriate language and comments, including epithets, slurs and jokes
- Verbal sexual abuse and sexually degrading words
- Leering and sexual gestures
- Threats, intimidation and humiliation
- Gender harassment , harassment based on pregnancy and same-sex harassment
- Sexual assault and other physical conduct
Los Angeles sexual harassment lawyers helping victims seek justice
Through our skills, resources and compassionate representation, our lawyers at The Ruttenberg Law Firm, PC are committed to helping victims of sexual harassment obtain justice and the maximum compensation for their harm. To protect your rights, we work on a contingency fee basis, so there are no fees until we win or settle your case. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us online or call (310) 979-7080 today for a free initial consultation.