Sexual harassment in the workplace can make your career life unbearable. It damages your job performance, your feeling of safety, and your self-esteem. On the bright side, it does not have to be tolerated. Knowing your rights is crucial to overcoming workplace sexual harassment.
To understand your rights and the options available to you, the San Diego sexual harassment attorneys at Aegis Law can inform and advise you about how to proceed if you are being sexually harassed at work. Our aim is to provide you with legal representation that facilitates the end of the behavior and that you are reimbursed for the damages the harassment caused you.
Sexual harassment can take various forms. They always are inappropriate and unwanted. Some examples of harassing behaviors are listed below:
The harassment centers on what the person being harassed is feeling. Even if the person participating in the harassment claims they did not mean any harm, did not realize it was unwanted attention, or could not imagine anyone would find their behavior offensive.
Even if the person being harassed did not immediately reject the advances or tell the person to stop, it does not negate the fact that they were being sexually harassed.
In the workplace, sexual harassment, which is an unlawful form of abuse, happens far too often. The behavior can have an acutely negative impact on the person who is experiencing it. Their safety, security, and feelings of well-being are threatened, and their mental health can be harmed by this kind of misconduct.
Between 25% and 80% of women admit that they have been sexually harassed at work. It creates a hostile work environment and a lack of security. It is also illegal, and you do not have to take it.
Contact a San Diego sexual harassment attorney to help you navigate the complex legal system surrounding employment law. There are laws in place to protect you from sexual harassment. Speaking to one of the lawyers with Aegis Law can illuminate your case and where you stand, and how we can help you pursue justice.