If you have experienced unwelcome sexual advances, verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, or requests for sexual favors, resulting in a hostile work environment, the law is on your side. To find out about your rights and how an Irvine sexual harassment lawyer can help you get justice, call Aegis Law Firm at (949) 379-6250 today.
If have are enduring sexual harassment because you are afraid of the consequences of speaking up, you do not have to stay quiet anymore. Call the experienced and passionate Irvine sexual harassment lawyers at Aegis Law Firm. Your initial consultation is free and you pay no fees unless we win. We also offer Spanish-speaking services. Call us today at (949) 379-6250 to schedule your free consultation.
If you are being sexually harassed in your workplace and your employer fails to take necessary steps to prevent the harassment from continuing, you may be entitled to compensation for damages suffered. California law holds employers strictly liable for acts of sexual harassment committed by an employee, supervisor, or agent of a company.
Under California law, sexual harassment is any unwelcome sexual advances, or conduct of a sexual nature based on an employee’s sex, that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment. The law does not limit the offense to conduct motivated by sexual desire, nor is the offense limited to persons of any sex or gender. What is important is the victim’s actual or perceived sex or gender identity, sexual orientation, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Under the law, sexual harassment also includes gender-based harassment of a person of the same sex as the harasser, as long as the actions subject the victim to a hostile work environment.
Sexual harassment can be in the form of active or passive behavior including:
Sexual harassment must be sufficiently pervasive or severe to alter the working conditions of the victim’s work employment and create a hostile work environment. To make a successful legal claim for sexual harassment, the victim must prove that a reasonable person who experienced the same severe or pervasive harassing conduct would have considered the work environment to be hostile, intimidating, offensive, oppressive, or abusive. The victim must also prove that their supervisors knew or should have known of the conduct and failed to take immediate and appropriate action to correct the harassing conduct, and the conduct was a substantial factor in causing the victim’s harm.
If you have suffered sexual harassment that has created a hostile or abusive work environment or you have suffered adverse employment action because you refused to exchange sexual favors, you should speak with an experienced Irvine sexual harassment attorney. Our passionate team at Aegis Law Firm is here to provide effective representation in your case. Call us today at (949) 379-6250 to schedule your free initial consultation.