San Diego Sexual Harassment Attorney
The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) defines sexual harassment as harassment based on sex or gender. FEHA further defines behaviors indicative of sexual harassment as unwanted sexual advances, or visual, verbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. This act prohibits sexual harassment toward all California employees, employers, or private agencies.
Despite laws that protect employees and employers from it, sexual harassment can still occur in the workplace. Oftentimes, the submission to or the rejection of unwanted sexual advances affects the victim's work performance, creates a hostile work environment, or worse yet, threatens the victim's employment with wrongful termination. Both sexual harassment and retaliation for unlawful conduct are illegal and are grounds for employment law–related claims and lawsuits.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual harassment, seeking the correct legal guidance can help you understand the appropriate steps to take. When it comes to protecting your rights and advocating against wrongful actions of others, you need to be able to fully trust that your San Diego sexual harassment attorney can speak aggressively on your behalf to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.
Common Examples of Sexual Harassment
At the Law Offices of Roy Kohler, I understand that your job is your lifeline. Risking your employment could mean financial damages to you and those who depend on you. I can help you address your concerns and safeguard your rights in employment law cases. The most frequent type of sexual harassment in a hostile work environment generally involves the following:
- Unwanted sexual advances or innuendoes
- Verbal slurs or derogatory comments about a person's body, appearance, or sexual activity
- Any physical conduct that interferes with normal work
- Offensive harassment
According to California Government Code section 12940(k), it is the responsibility of employers to take all reasonable steps to prevent discrimination or harassment from happening. If harassment or discrimination has occurred, the employer is then responsible to take appropriate measures to change the behavior of the harasser, such as training seminars, developing sanctions, or discussing the issue, as well as implement reasonable steps to prevent such behavior from occurring again.
Protection from a San Diego Sexual Harassment Lawyer
At the Law Offices of Roy Kohler, we understand how uncomfortable and unfair it is for you to be discriminated against simply based on sex or gender differences. We empathize if the problem of sexual harassment persists even after the victim seeks precautionary steps to prevent sexual harassment from occurring. Fortunately, not only do California laws protect employees from sexual harassment, but they also protect employees from retaliation after reporting sexual harassment. Retain me as your San Diego sexual harassment attorney to help in your battle to find equality and protection. I have decades of experience and know how to achieve favorable results on your behalf. Contact our firm for a free case evaluation