Fighting Harassment Involving Sexual Notes, Letters and Invitations in a Los Angeles Workplace
Attorneys who protect your right not to be subjected to inappropriate texts
Advances in technology have made communication easier and more efficient. Through just the click of a button or a mouse, we can share messages of all forms with a wide audience. While emails, text messaging, video chats and other forms of electronic communication benefit us in many ways, they also have pitfalls. Unfortunately, electronic advances have made it easier for sexual harassment to occur in the workplace. While many employers are not addressing new issues of digital harassment as quickly as they arise, our lawyers at the Los Angeles firm of The Ruttenberg Law Firm, PC stay current on changing laws and the rights of employees. Through innovative strategies, in-depth knowledge of the law and insight into both sides of the issues, we protect you from harassment when your employer has failed to do so.
Inappropriate texts and sexting in Los Angeles, CA
Sexting is the act of sending sexually explicit materials through mobile phones. These include text messages, photos and images, audio and video. Sexting between consenting adults may not be a problem, but when it is unwanted and unwelcome, it can easily become sexual harassment. Because so many of us have cell phones or smartphones, sending lewd and sexually explicit texts has never been easier. And because we carry our cell phones everywhere, harassment via texts can continue long after the workday is done and cause extreme distress to the victim.
Excessive letters, notes and emails
Sending any type of suggestive, obscene or propositioning written and electronic communication may be considered sexual harassment:
- Written, printed or electronic messages
- Love letters
- Email advances
- Text messages
- Electronic invitations
- Written invitations
While one incident of sending sexually explicit material may not be harassment, unless it is by a superior in exchange for a job benefit, excessive love notes or emails can easily create a hostile work environment. In some cases the harasser may not intend to cause harm, but when the notes are persistent and unwelcome, they can be grounds for sexual harassment.
Other forms of sexual harassment are more than distressing — they can pose danger. Electronic stalking or cyberstalking can leave victims fearing for their safety. When a stalker willfully and maliciously harasses you and makes a credible threat intending to cause fear, it is not only harassment – it is a crime.
Contact experienced attorneys at a Los Angeles firm who act quickly to protect you from harassment
At The Ruttenberg Law Firm, PC, we take aggressive action to stop persistent, unwanted notes, invitations, email advances, sexting and other forms of harassment and obtain compensation on your behalf. Because we are devoted to your case, we offer representation on a contingency basis so you do not have to pay our fees until we win for you. To learn more about our services, contact us online or call (310) 979-7080 for a free initial consultation.