Irvine Sexual Abuse Lawyers
We Can Help You Create a Safer Work Environment
Sexual abuse should never be tolerated. When sexual harassment occurs in the workplace, it creates a hostile environment that makes it more difficult for everyone to do their jobs. Most importantly, it violates the rights, privacy, and safety of the person subjected to it.
We understand that filing a complaint of sexual harassment or abuse against an employer can be intimidating. Rest assured that when you meet with our Orange County sexual abuse attorneys, your situation will be handled with the utmost discretion. We won’t move forward with charges until you are certain that this is the route you want to take. Remember, no matter how the case turns out, you are protected by law from retaliation.
Call (800) 543-4829 to request your free, confidential consultation at Aegis Law Firm.
How to Recognize Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Workplace sexual harassment laws have been defined by the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC). There are two recognized types of sexual harassment: quid pro quo and hostile work environment.
What you should know about sexual harassment charges:
- Quid pro quo –This is when a person in a position of authority demands the exchange of sexual favors for advancement opportunities, raises, or general job improvements. This can involve any sort of inappropriate conduct, such as requesting that an employee place a hand on their leg, say things for them, or send them pictures.
- Hostile environment – This is a more general form of harassment that can be conducted by anyone at the workplace. This charge can be applied to any unwanted sexually motivated action.
Not all forms of sexual harassment are obvious or explicit. There are many ways a coworker can use another for sexual gratification. If you feel your privacy has been violated, you need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Take the Appropriate Precautions
Sexual harassment is not always easy to prove. If you move forward with legal action, the court will likely want to know what you have done to stop the behavior from occurring. Before filing a claim, you should take note of the behavior, how often it occurs, and who else knows about it. If you feel comfortable asking the person to stop, do so. Likewise, speaking with HR or a supervisor can be beneficial.
These routes can work, but do not always provide the desired results. At Aegis Law Firm, we offer free initial consultations so that you can discuss the situation with someone who you know is on your side. Just knowing that you have legal advocates ready to back you up can help you find the confidence to speak up about these problems.
Our sexual abuse lawyers in Irvine serve clients throughout Orange & Los Angeles counties. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.
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