You Deserve Respect – Sexual Harassment In The Workplace
If you believe you have been sexually harassed in the workplace, an employment law attorney can help to ensure the protection of your legal rights.
Whether you are currently working and in need of legal guidance as to what you should do, or you have been terminated after having resisted or complained about sexual harassment, San Diego sexual harassment lawyer David P. Strauss at The Law Office of David P. Strauss can help. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your situation.
About Varieties Of Workplace Sexual Harassment And Claims
You may have been subjected to what is known as quid pro quo sexual discrimination if a supervisor or another superior pressured you for sexual favors in exchange for promotions, raises or even continued employment.
Or you may have experienced a hostile workplace environment in which sex-related jokes and innuendos, salacious posted images and other violating, offensive elements made it difficult for you to carry out your job without emotional distress.
Consult with our employment lawyer to learn how to pursue relief by filing a legal claim over any form of sexual harassment on the job.
What Constitutes Sexual Harassment In San Diego?
Perpetrators of sexual harassment may be colleagues, managers, supervisors or even third parties. If you have been subject to any of the following, then you may have a valid claim for sexual harassment:
- Unwanted sexual advances
- Inappropriate jokes
- Suggestive or sexual teasing and other offensive conduct
- Pressure by your boss to allow a sexual act in exchange for a promotion or other rewards
Don’t hesitate to put an end to sexual harassment; attorney Strauss can help you through the legal processes.
Is There A Time Limit For Filing A Sexual Harassment Claim? Seek Personalized Answers To Your Questions.
If you feel you were victimized by what you perceive to be sexual harassment, it is important to contact a lawyer immediately. That is because there may be certain rules and laws that require you to take specific actions to preserve a claim of sexual harassment. Depending on the particulars of your case, there may be time limits for reporting illegal activities on the job.
However, you should also feel free to contact an attorney if you are still suffering the effects of trauma over past sexual advances and other inappropriate behavior by your superiors at your current job or a past job. Do not assume there is no chance for relief without consulting with an experienced employment law attorney. You may discover you have a viable claim for something that happened long ago if the harm done persists.
What Types Of Damages Are Available In San Diego Sexual Harassment And Other Discrimination Cases?
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is another. While sexually inappropriate behavior may be one of the most pervasive forms of workplace discrimination, other forms may not be gender-based or sexual in nature. Discrimination can also be based on race, ethnicity, age, religion, disability or medical condition. All are equally viable claims under federal and state discrimination laws.
Depending on the facts of your case, you may be eligible to file a sexual harassment claim or any other type of discrimination claim. If your case is successful, you may receive relief such as:
- Reinstatement to a position from which you were fired
- Back pay if you were demoted unjustly in retaliation for reporting sexual harassment or any form of sexual discrimination or other discrimination
- Compensation for your emotional distress and a resulting need for therapy and other remedies
- Requirements of additional training at the workplace where you experienced sexual harassment or any type of discrimination
Learn more about your legal options if you believe you have been a victim of discrimination or harassment in Bonita or anywhere in the San Diego area.
Reach out to an employment discrimination attorney online or call 619-704-2998 to get in touch with The Law Office of David P. Strauss.