Protecting Clients From Unwanted Sexual Advances in the Workplace
Under California and federal law, employers have a legal obligation to take steps to prevent harassment in the workplace, including unwanted sexual advances, sexual coercion and other hostile sexual conduct.
At the law office of Adams | Nye | Becht LLP, our Bay Area sexual harassment attorneys are experienced at handling various harassment claims and pursuing the best possible outcomes for our clients. Contact our office today for more information about how we can help you.
Understanding the Laws Against Workplace Sexual Harassment
If you have been subjected to any type of sexual harassment at work, it is important to get experienced legal representation to protect your rights and your security. The following are the two most common types of illegal sexual harassment:
- Quid pro quo: If a supervisor, manager or other authority figure in your workplace has demanded a sexual favor or act in exchange for letting you keep your job or giving you a raise or promotion, this may be considered quid pro quo ("thing for a thing") harassment.
- Hostile work environment: If your employer has engaged in or permitted pervasive, unwanted, sexually tainted behavior such as inappropriate jokes, rude remarks and distribution of pornographic images, you may have a hostile work environment claim.
Our experienced employment law attorneys will carefully investigate your case to assess the harassment that you have been subjected to and the ways that harassment has affected your ability to do your job and your general well-being. We will let you know what your remedies may entail and provide you the information for you to make the choice whether to litigate or not.
Contact a San Francisco Hostile Work Environment Attorney Today
If you are seeking legal representation or would like more information about our services, contact our office today for a free consultation. You can reach an experienced lawyer by calling us at 415-982-8955 or by contacting us online.