Los Angeles Lawyers Fighting to Protect Victims of Unwanted Sexual Advances
Zealously upholding the rights of harassed employees throughout California
When unwanted sexual behaviors occur in the workplace, they can seriously affect your psychological health, physical well-being and ability to earn a living. Victims often suffer severe depression, anxiety, sleep problems and other physical and emotional distress. At The Ruttenberg Law Firm, PC, we are committed to helping victims of unwanted sexual advances put an end to such behavior and obtain the compensation they deserve. Victims may be entitled to back or front pay, reinstatement, transfer or compensation for their distress. In some cases, an employer may also be ordered to implement workplace policies, conduct training or provide counseling, among other remedies.
Types of unwanted advances and sexual misconduct
Our attorneys use their substantial skills and perseverance to guide clients through administrative actions, mediation, negotiation and sexual harassment litigation when they have been subjected to unwanted sexual verbal or physical advances that may include the following behaviors:
- Repeatedly or inappropriately asking out a co-worker or employee
- Persistent letters, phone calls and other invitations.
- Bribing, persuading, coercing or requesting sexual favors in exchange for job perks
- Unwelcome touching or blocking
- Inappropriate comments, jokes, teasing or questions
- Lewd actions or unwanted sexual gestures or noises
- Threatening or intimidating sexual conduct
Lawyers in Los Angeles, CA help employees understand what constitutes sexual harassment under the law
For sexual misconduct to be harassment, it must be unwelcome. Sexual conduct may be harassment even if the victim voluntarily participated in it and was not physically forced, such as a quid pro quo arrangement of sexual favors for job benefits, as long as the conduct was considered undesirable and offensive by the victim. A single minor incident, such as one employee asking out another or a suggestive joke, may not give rise to a lawsuit for harassment, even if it was unwanted. However, a single severe incident, such as sexual assault or a bribe for sexual favors by a superior, may be grounds for a lawsuit. Our lawyers at the Los Angeles firm of The Ruttenberg Law Firm, PC have the experience and sensitivity to analyze your case to help you determine whether you have been the victim of sexual harassment under the law. If you have, we aggressively pursue your claim to obtain the justice and compensation you deserve.
Seek the assistance of straightforward and reliable employment lawyers in Los Angeles
When unwanted sexual misconduct makes it difficult to work and causes you harm, our hardworking attorneys are here to help you stop the unwelcome behavior and obtain justice. To learn more about your rights and options under the law, contact the lawyers of The Ruttenberg Law Firm, PC online or call (310) 979-7080. Initial consultations are always free, and there are no fees until we win.