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The Ripple Effect: How a Single Act of Sexual Harassment Can Establish a Hostile Work Environment Which Violates the Fair Employment and Housing Act

In today’s evolving workplace landscape, fostering an environment that promotes respect, equality, and professionalism is paramount. However, there are instances when a single act can send shockwaves throughout an organization, creating a hostile work environment. Understanding a Hostile Work Environment A hostile work environment is more than a mere collection of unpleasant incidents; it is…

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Empowering Employees: A Guide on Addressing Workplace Sexual Harassment

The workplace should be a space where individuals feel safe, respected, and able to focus on their work. Unfortunately, instances of sexual harassment can disrupt this environment, leaving victims feeling vulnerable and uncertain about how to address the situation. Recognizing Sexual Harassment The first step is recognizing what constitutes sexual harassment. It can manifest in…

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Five Effective Strategies to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a pervasive issue that affects employees’ well-being, job satisfaction, and overall productivity. Employers in California have a legal and moral obligation to create a safe and respectful work environment. To help organizations address this critical concern, we will explore five effective strategies to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace….

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Three Things Employees Should Do When Complaining About Workplace Sexual Harassment

More often than not, an employee who finds him or herself in a position of coming forward with the sexual harassment complaint will be doing it for the first time, and will therefore have no prior experience to draw upon. The victim of workplace sexual harassment is often scared and does not know what to…

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What Evidence Can Be Used to Prove a Workplace Sexual Harassment Case?

The attorneys at the Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. constantly hear from folks who mistakenly believe that they have been the victim of workplace sexual harassment, but that they have no evidence to prove it because they do not have any video or photo evidence of the harassing acts. Presumably, there are many folks out there…

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How to Report Sexual Harassment to Human Resources?

It’s Not Easy to Talk About Sexual Harassment Let’s face it, sexual harassment is not something that is pleasant to talk about, particularly when it involves you. Victims of workplace sexual harassment are naturally reluctant to talk about the harassment which they suffered at the hands of their harasser. There are many reasons for this,…

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How Is Workplace Sexual Harassment Different from Sexual Assault?

Workplace sexual harassment and workplace sexual assault can be based on the same facts and circumstances, but generally speaking, sexual harassment is much broader than sexual assault. In other words, sexual harassment can include acts of sexual assault and the occurrence of sexual assault in the workplace can support a claim for sexual harassment, but…

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Is There A Time Deadline for Filing A Workplace Sexual Harassment Case in California?

Is there a deadline to file a sexual harassment claim? The short answer is, yes. Claims for workplace sexual harassment are subject to a statute of limitations, just like practically every other claim that an employee can bring against an employer. What Is the Point of Having Time Deadlines? These time deadlines are commonly referred…

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How Workplace Sexual Harassment Can Harm Your Business?

California Employers Can Be Liable to the Victims of Workplace Sexual Harassment Some employers mistakenly believe that whatever happens between two individuals is not their business or concern, because “it’s between them.” The truth of the matter is that the employer can be directly liable for sexual harassment under both Title VII of the Civil…

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Do California Employers Need to Provide Sexual Harassment Training?

The employment laws in California are complex and ever-changing. Considering the substantial risk of exposure that employers face from non-compliance, it is of paramount importance for employers to stay updated. One area of employment law which has been developing rather quickly has been the field of harassment training. Unbeknownst to many employers, the California legislature…

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Can Men Be Victims of Sexual Harassment?

Most folks who think about the concept of sexual harassment immediately form a mental picture of a male supervisor making sexual advances toward a female employee. While this may very well be a common form of sexual harassment in the workplace, it certainly isn’t the only one. Contrary to what some people may believe, men,…

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What is Third-Party Sexual Harassment?

Both the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace. One form of prohibited sexual harassment is “hostile work environment” harassment, which involves sexual conduct which has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating…

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What is the Best Way to Report Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

Sexual Harassment Usually Involves an Uneven Power Dynamic Sexual harassment in the workplace often involves harassment by a more senior employee against a more subordinate employee. In other words, in most cases, it is the boss sexually harassing somebody who directly reports to the boss, and not the other way around. The ability to affect…

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What Are the Two Main Categories of Sexual Harassment?

More than 40 years ago, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued guidelines stating that “sexual harassment” is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title VII. These EEOC Guidelines explained that sexual harassment could take the form of either quid pro quo harassment or hostile work environment harassment. If you are an employee who…

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Sexual Harassment – When Words Have Consequences

What is the Verbal Sexual Harassment? Contrary to what many people mistakenly believe, sexual harassment can involve more than just physical conduct. Both the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (“Title VII”) prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace. Employees in California are protected from sexual harassment, which…

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The Importance of Sexual Harassment Training for Employees

Sexual harassment, and the prevention thereof, is something that all employers should take very seriously. Training employees on sexual harassment protocols and expectations is an important step towards preventing and addressing incidents of unlawful sexual harassment in the workplace. Here are five reasons why sexual harassment training is important: 1. For Some Folks It is…

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Does A Sexual Harassment Victim Need To Make Any Formal Complaint Before Filing Suit?

Whenever an employee in Southern California needs a sexual harassment in the workplace lawyer, he or she may wish to contact the Akopyan Law Firm, A.P.C. for a complimentary case evaluation and get answers. Do Victims of Sexual Harassment Have to File a Formal Complaint Against Their Employer? The procedural requirements applicable to the prosecution…

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What Sexual Harassment Claims Can Arise When Co-Worker Date?

Despite what romantic comedies may depict, workplace romances do not always lead to the involved employees living happily ever after. In fact, in all likelihood a workplace romance will likely create unnecessary friction and other problems in the workplace, and can even lead to potential legal action, leading one of the involved employees, or both…

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Recognizing and Preventing Sexual Harassment

According to some sources, more than 70% of employees have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace. This harassment often goes unreported. Failure to report is often because: • The employee feels shame and embarrassment • The employee worries about retaliation • The employee feels they will not be viewed as a team player Akopyan Law…

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Workplace Sexual Harassment: Contact a Sexual Harassment Attorney for Help

Many employees experience harassment and discrimination in the workplace, including sexual harassment. Victims of workplace sexual harassment may not feel comfortable in reporting the abuse. Victims often feel a deep sense of shame. The employee typically holds less power and influence than the harasser does. This often means the employee fears losing their job or…

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Workplace Harassment – What are the Legal Provisions

Men and women suffer sexual harassment in the workplace. Sadly, too many victims refrain from reporting the above out of fear that they will suffer retribution, possibly lose their job, or at minimum get called a troublemaker or not a team player. This is why according to some estimates something like 75% of incidents go…

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What is the Right Time to Contact a Sexual Harassment Attorney?

Sexual harassment is a terrible thing to endure, and it happens to men and women in workplaces across the nation. An Equal Employment Opportunity Commission study shows that harassment on the basis of sex is the highest form of harassment in the workplace – accounting for 45% of the charges brought forth during the study…

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FAQ for Men: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual harassment in the workplace is not only wrong but also illegal. That said, there are a lot of questions that employees may have about what constitutes sexual harassment, and what to do if it happens to them. This blog will provide information about how a sexual harassment in the workplace lawyer (https://www.akopyanlaw.com/practice-areas/employment-law/sexual-harassment/) can help….

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Steps to Getting Fair Justice

No one should have to endure sexual harassment at work. Unfortunately, it is all too common, which is why there are lawyers dedicated to helping people get justice when it happens. Employees searching for a “sexual harassment lawyers near me” have taken the important first step of mustering the courage to do something about their…

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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Most people know to be on the lookout for harassment (including at work) but harassment is not always clear cut. There may be times when it is difficult to discern if a particular experience constitutes an act of harassment under the law. Was a particular comment a joke or a sexual advance? Was a particular…

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What Is Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

Sexual harassment is something nobody wants to endure, but it is an unfortunate reality. In the workplace, employees are protected by law; employees who feel they have been sexually harassed would do well by contacting a sexual harassment in the workplace lawyer rather than trying to figure things out on their own. Additionally, since there…

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What Causes Workplace Harassment and How to Prevent It?

According to Reuters Health, nearly 1 in 18 women and 1 in 40 men in America have been victimized in the workplace by sexual harassment. What is sexual harassment? As confirmed by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) it is “unlawful to harass a person (applicant or employee) because of their sex.” Sexual harassment…

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Workplace Sexual Harassment: Stopping the Abuse

Unfortunately, many people have experienced harassment in the workplace. Some studies show that up to 70% of women have experienced on-the-job sexual harassment at some point in their careers. It is also quite common for women to avoid coming forward to report incidents of abuse. There are many reasons for this. Why Victims of Sexual…

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Workplace Harassment – Tips for Dealing with a Bully at Work

Workplace harassment may not seem too common, yet research indicates as many as 20 percent of U.S. adults feel bullied at work. This may include nonverbal, verbal, psychological, and physical abuse at the hands of co-workers or those in power positions, such as supervisors and managers. Being harassed at work can be as confusing as…

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How to Deal with Sexual Harassment at Work

Sexual harassment is unwanted and unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature. This harassment can take many forms, including verbal and physical. Yet, since most folks have varying degrees of comfort, and differing thresholds for what they consider to be appropriate behavior in the workplace, it can sometimes be difficult to determine if what an employee…

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Why Employees Need a Sexual Harassment Attorney?

The “me too” movement brought into the public eye issues dealing with sexual harassment and sexual abuse. While the “me too” movement does not get as much coverage from the news media these days, sexual harassment in very much a problem that continues to haunt many. Individuals who are victimized and abused in the workplace…

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Five Things to Consider Before Selecting A Sexual Harassment Attorney

If you have been the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, you deserve justice. Sometimes it is hard to figure out what to do next and who to turn to for help. If you are in Southern California, you should try to hire a sexual harassment attorney in Los Angeles to help you navigate…

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Types of Sexual Harassment and When to Seek a Lawyer

Everyone in the workplace has the right to be free of sexual harassment and abusive. And yet, some people don’t feel safe at work and are unsure what to do about it. There are laws in place to prevent sexual harassment at work, and no one should have to put up with that. Any employee…

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What to Do if You are Victim of Sexual Harassment

If you work in in Southern California, then you have certain rights. One of those rights is the right to be left alone to work in a work environment free of sexual harassment or discrimination. An unfortunate reality in the workplace is that those rights are sometimes violated. Illegal harassment does happen, and illegal sexual…

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When To Consult a Sexual Harassment Lawyer

Workplace Sexual Harassment in Los Angeles. Everyone has to work, and for most of us, work takes up most of the time in our waking lives. Since we spend so much of our life at work, it is important that we have a safe, protected work environment free of sexual harassment and abuse. The world,…

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Sexual Harassment: When Should You Talk to a Lawyer?

If you are reading this, then chances are you feel you are the victim of sexual harassment. Whether it comes in the form of inappropriate comments or unwelcome touching, sexual harassment is a serious problem for individuals across genders in and out of the workplace. As many as 81% of women claim to have experienced…

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How to Hire an Attorney for Sexual Harassment Cases

Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that creates a hostile or offensive work environment. Regrettably, sexual harassment is an all-too-common reality for many people in the workplace. It manifests inself in many different ways. Sexual harassment in the workplace can be…

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How to Handle Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

What is Sexual Harassment in the Workplace? We all have to make a living, and most of us have to work to do so. As a result, workplaces thrive with the effort of people of different genders, ethnicities, ages, and experiences. Usually, we try to get along with our co-workers and have a pleasant workplace….

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Reasons Why You Should Hire An Experienced Attorney to Handle Your Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a form of sex discrimination which includes unwelcome sexual advances and/or physical conduct which creates an offensive work environment on the basis of sex. Under California law, sexual harassment is not limited only to offensive conduct motivated by sexual desire. Instead, sexual harassment can also arise from an employee’s…

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FAQ About Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Everyone has the right to work in a workplace that is free from sexual harassment. If you have been the victim to workplace sexual harassment, you should contact a sexual harassment lawyer immediately. What is Sexual Harassment? Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination, and any conduct based on a person’s sex that is…

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Sexual Harassment – What to do When it Happens to You

Even in this day and age, unfortunately sexual harassment happens to many people in the workplace. When someone is experiences sexual harassment in the workplace, it can be challenging to know what steps to take, or if they can take any at all. But you may have more legal rights than you realize, and there…

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