Los Angeles Sexual Harassment Attorney
Victim of Sexual Assault or Harassment at Work? Call an Experienced Lawyer.
At Strong Advocates, we fight tirelessly to help victims of sexual harassment restore their power and gain significant compensation for their mistreatment. You have the right to work in an environment where you are treated with dignity and respect, without sexual harassment. In California, you have expansive rights to help ensure you are protected and made whole after such mistreatment.
Being subjected to sexual harassment at work can make individuals feel powerless and violated. If someone has taken advantage of their position of power and sexually harassed or assaulted you, you might feel afraid of retaliation or even embarrassed to report the harassment. But you have rights. Call us to explore those rights.
Only you have the power and strength to take action when you have been harassed. By speaking up, you can protect yourself and force the employer to right this wrong. Plus, your actions could help protect others from experiencing the same unlawful and reprehensible treatment in the future.
Contact the experienced, woman-led legal team at Strong Advocates to discuss your experience being sexually harassed or assaulted. We will empathize with you and explain your rights. Take the first a strong step toward standing up for yourself and holding your employer accountable for how you’ve been treated.
What Amounts to Sexual Harassment?
Sexual harassment can come from anyone in the workplace. Some employees are sexually harassed by their supervisors while others are mistreated by fellow employees.
In general, for a company to be held liable for sexual harassment, the harasser would need to be a manager or supervisor. Or, if the harasser is not a supervisor, the company would need to be aware of the harassment but fail to take action to intervene.
Examples of unlawful sexual harassment
- Sexual innuendos
- Direct or even indirect requests for unwanted sexual activity
- Repeatedly asking a person out on dates
- Intrusive sexually explicit questions
- Unwanted or inappropriate touching
- Spreading rumors about someone’s sexuality
- Sexual ridicule
- Making sexually suggestive sounds or gestures
- Frequent jokes that are sexual in nature
- Passing notes or sending emails that are sexual in nature
- Attempted or actual sexual assault
Victims of sexual harassment can be of any gender. Harassers may be the same or opposite gender of the victim. Knowing what to do if you are the victim is key to protecting your best interests.
Fighting Sexual Harassment
If you have already addressed your concerns with your employer and no action has been taken to rectify the problem, you may need to talk to a sexual harassment attorney. Your company may have a detailed procedure for handling these types of situations. If you are still employed, you should try to follow the company’s that procedure and make all complaints in writing.
Often, when our clients reach out to us, they have already quit their jobs because they believed quitting was the only way to stop the sexual harassment or sexual assault. Other times, our clients have been illegally fired or “laid off” after reporting sexual harassment. Regardless, Strong Advocates will help you fight back to hold your company accountable for these illegal actions. By pursuing legal action, you can help restore some of your power and be compensated for the financial, emotional and/or physical damage the company forced you to endure.