Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace is often thought of as the byproduct of a long-gone era. As recent high-profile news stories have shown, that is simply not the case. Nobody should have to work in a hostile work environment or be subjected to sexual harassment. If you have been the victim of harassment and your employer has not taken any steps to address the issue, or you are working in a hostile work environment, you need to have an experienced legal advocate on your side.

At the law firm of Michael Burgis & Associates, P.C., our attorneys stand up for the rights of employees throughout Southern California. If you are being harassed in the workplace or are being forced to witness harassment, we can help explore your legal options.

What Does Sexual Harassment Look Like?

In a nutshell, sexual harassment can be defined as any unwanted behavior that is sexual in nature. Sexual harassment does not discriminate. Victims can include individuals of all genders and sexual orientations. Victims can also be bystanders who are forced to witness their coworkers being harassed. Harassment may come from a boss or it may come from a fellow employee, and it can include actions such as:

  • Sexual innuendos;
  • Sexual jokes;
  • Unwanted physical contact;
  • Promises of career advancement or pay increases in exchange for sexual favors;
  • Repeated requests for dates; or
  • Stalking.

Sexual harassment can shame its victims into silence. While these types of situations are never comfortable, taking action can help hold your employer accountable while sending a message to other employers that this type of behavior will not be tolerated. Our lawyers will be there to help support you through this process every step of the way.

Were You Fired or Demoted for Reporting Sexual Harassment?

Under the law, you cannot be fired or demoted for reporting instances of sexual harassment to your employer. If this has happened to you, you may have a claim for wrongful termination or retaliation in addition to a sexual harassment claim. We can review your case and explore your options.

Contact Us if You are Enduring a Hostile Work Environment

You do not have to put up with harassment in your place of work. Whether you are being harassed or being forced to witness harassment, call our Sherman Oaks office at 888-287-4471 to schedule a free, confidential consultation with our attorneys. You may also contact us online.

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