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 are many federal and state laws in California that cover a wide range of discrimination, retaliation, and harassment, employers can sometimes be confused about their responsibility for creating a workplace free of harassment and discrimination. Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. provides advice for employees and employers.
What are some forms of sexual harassment?
Clients contact Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. to for guidance when incidences like these occur:
• Unwanted touching
• Unwelcomed advances
• Asking for sexual favors in return for promotions and other work perks
• Threats and intimidation
• Favoritism for a colleague dating the boss
• Verbal abuse or sexually demeaning comments
What if the harassment is not motivated by sexual desire?
According to both Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, sexual discrimination is illegal. In addition to the points mentioned above, sexual harassment can also include verbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature and actions that create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment based on an employee’s sex… the offensive conduct need not be motivated by sexual desire, but may be based upon an employee’s actual or perceived sex or gender-identity, actual or perceived sexual orientation, and/or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. This definition includes many forms of offensive behavior and includes gender-based harassment of a person of the same sex as the harasser, and actions that subject co-workers to a hostile work environment.
This means a workplace hostile to employees which is not necessarily overtly sexual could potentially be illegal. A sexual harassment in the workplace lawyer can help analyze each unique workplace.
How Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. helps
Every sexual harassment in the workplace lawyer at the Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. is available to help clients in Glendale, Burbank and Los Angeles when they need help. We offer contingency fee-based services to employee clients, so they never have to worry about costly retainers or hourly fees. We also provide effective and efficient counsel to employer clients. We have recovered millions for our deserving clients in many discrimination cases, including sexual harassment. If you want to see what we can do for you contact us.