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Los Angeles Sexual Abuse Lawyer

If you are a victim of sexual abuse you may be dealing with physical or mental disabilities that require some personal time to deal with the situation. You may also be entitled to reasonable accommodations from your employer to help you deal with your situation. If your employer is denying you the right to reasonable accommodations and taking adverse actions against you because of your experience with sexual abuse, you should speak with a Los Angeles sexual abuse lawyer to discuss your legal options. Aegis Law Firm can assist you in pursuing your rights and holding your employer responsible for any harm you suffer.

  • Aegis Law Firm has almost 20 years experience helping real people who have been wronged at work win the compensation they deserve.
  • We represent our clients with passion and excellence, which accounts for our 99% success rate.
  • We have secured over $300 million in verdicts and settlements for clients throughout the Los Angeles and Orange County areas.

Do you feel neglected? Do you feel overwhelmed by your situation at work? Our Los Angeles employment law lawyers can help you. We will fight for your case even when others won’t. Best of all, you don’t have to pay anything upfront to get justice. Your initial consultation is free, and you pay no fees unless our Los Angeles sexual abuse attorneys win. For unmatched professionalism and diligent representation, call us today at (949) 379-6250 to schedule your free consultation.

How Does the Law Protect You?

If you are suffering from sexual abuse, state and federal laws offer you some protection against unfair treatment at work. Specifically, California Labor Code section 230 details workplace protections for victims of sexual abuse.

Under the Code, an employer of any size cannot discharge or take any discriminatory or retaliatory action against an employee who is a victim of sexual abuse for any of the following reasons:

  • Taking time off work to protect their health and safety
  • Taking time off work to seek legal assistance such as obtaining a restraining order or injunction to protect themselves or an immediate family member who is a victim of sexual abuse

Requirements for Employers with 25 or More Employees

Employers with 25 or more employees have additional requirements to allow a victim of sexual abuse seek medical or legal assistance.

  • Seeking medical attention for injuries suffered from sexual abuse
  • Obtaining support services from a domestic violence shelter, rape crisis center, or victim support services as a result of sexual abuse
  • Obtaining mental health support related to sexual abuse
  • Participating in safety planning or taking other actions for prevention of future sexual abuse

All employees who require time off for these allowed purposes must give their employer reasonable advance notice of their intention to take time off, unless the circumstances prevent the employee from giving advance notice. If reasonable notice is not feasible, employees must be given a chance to provide documentation to justify their absence before any adverse action is taken against an employee. Documentation can be in the form of a court order, a medical report, a police report, or any other form of documentation that verifies that the employee or their immediate family member was a victim of sexual abuse.

Contact a Los Angeles Sexual Abuse Attorney From Aegis Law Firm for Help

If your employment has been terminated or you have suffered disciplinary action, retaliatory action, or other adverse action because of your absence from work due to sexual abuse, you may be protected by the law. To determine whether you have a valid claim against your employer, call Aegis Law Firm today at (949) 379-6250 to schedule a free consultation and assessment of your case.