California Sexual Harassment Lawyer
Ideally, people would be free to go to the office and get their work done without fear of being harassed. However, this is not always the case. A co-worker may make a lewd comment about your clothing. Maybe your boss has insinuated that they would like you to perform sexual favors in order to get a raise. Perhaps you were fired for turning down your supervisor for a date.
These situation fall under the term sexual harassment, which is illegal under federal law. It is also illegal under California law and there may be additional regulations based on local laws in effect.
The Garza Firm understands how frustrating it is to be in a professional environment and be harassed based on your gender. We have 50 years of combined experience helping victims fight back. Contact a California sexual harassment lawyer today to get started on your case.
What is Sexual Harassment?
Sexual harassment refers to offensive remarks based on a person’s gender. It may include unwelcome sexual advances and requests for sexual favors. Talking a person’s body and making jokes about sex also fall under this category. An example would be making offensive comments about women in general.
It is not illegal, however, to make an offhand comment or tease a person from time to time. However, when the harasser creates an offensive work environment, then a line has been crossed. Nobody should have to deal with an adverse employment situation (such as getting fired) due to an offensive workplace.
When it comes to this crime, gender does not matter. The victim may be a man or a woman. The same goes for the harasser. Both can be the same sex. The harasser does not necessarily have to be a supervisor or manager. It can be a co-worker, client, vendor, or someone else who is in the same work environment.
Why You Need a Sexual Harassment Lawyer
If you think you have been sexually harassed, you may be confused. What happens next? That’s when a lawyer can help. Here are some questions they can help you answer:
- Was the situation sexual harassment?
- What evidence do I need to prove my case?
- Should I discuss the situation with the harasser?
- Do I report the harassment to my manager (or human resources)?
- What will happen if I file a claim?
- What happens if my employer retaliates against me?
- How can I protect myself against future cases of sexual harassment?
Contact The Garza Firm Today
Sexual harassment needs to be taken seriously in the workplace. It can create a hostile work environment and make it hard for a person to focus on their job and work duties.
The Garza Firm has significant experience in sexual harassment claims. If you have been a victim, see how we can help you get justice. Contact an California sexual harassment lawyer today by calling (949) 570-8350 or filling out the online form.