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San Diego Sexual Harassment Lawyer

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.

Why Choose Aegis Law if You Have Been Sexually Harassed in San Diego

  • Our results speak for themselves. If you are being sexually harassed, we will work tenaciously so that you receive the most positive resolution available. We have obtained over $300 million for our clients in recent years, and our goal is for your case to be successful as well.
  • We will handle the communication for you, which can allow you peace of mind when dealing with an employer or another employee who has been making your work life uncomfortable.
  • All deadlines will be met by us, and you can trust that your case is in responsible hands. We are working hard for the best resolution possible as we advocate for you. We will negotiate or litigate whatever is necessary for your case.

What is Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment can take various forms. They always are inappropriate and unwanted. Some examples of harassing behaviors are listed below:

  • Requests for sexual favors
  • Commenting on someone’s appearance
  • Inappropriate comments about a person’s body
  • Poking fun or asserting gender stereotypes about a particular gender or sexual orientation
  • The use of slurs to describe a gender or sexual orientation oftentimes these are considered swear or curse words
  • Vulgar language
  • Offensive jokes referring to sex or sexual acts
  • Even if the harassment is not precisely targeting a person, it may still be considered sexual harassment
    • For instance, if a gay person overhears their colleagues making offensive comments about members of the LGBTQIA community is a form of harassment, even if they were not speaking to you directly
  • Sharing electronic messages via email or text that are sexual in nature
  • Discussing another person’s sex life
  • Touching or inappropriately handling or fondling a person’s body, including their face, hair, and clothing
  • Inappropriate hugging, kissing, or sexual gestures
  • Blocking a person’s ability to move freely
  • Vulgar photographs, videos, or pornography
  • Staring, leering, or moving suggestively
  • Quid pro quo also happens when an employee is offered work benefits, like higher pay or better shifts, in exchange for sexual favors

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.

Sexual Harassment Happens All Too Often

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.

Let Us Help You

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.