Los Angeles County Harassment Law Firm
Harassment & Hostile Work Environment Representation in Orange County, San Bernardino, & Riverside County
Each attorney at our law firm is committed to helping victims who are experiencing harassment in the workplace.
Our harassment lawyers have experience working on behalf of employees and guiding clients through cases involving:
- Hostile work environment laws: We can define hostile work environment for you. We can then explain what California and federal laws protect workers from the effects of a demoralizing, intimidating, and offensive workplaces.
- Workplace harassment claims: Do you have a workplace harassment claim? Learn what factors you need in order to have a legally actionable workplace harassment case. As a result of the case, you may recover financial damages.
- Immigrant worker rights: All workers have workplace rights, regardless of immigration status. You should not have to suffer wage theft, poor working conditions or other employment law violations because you are an illegal or unauthorized worker in California.
- Quid pro quo harassment: Learn the meaning of quid pro quo, or “this for that,” harassment, a type of sexual harassment involving workers in positions of authority.
- Sexual harassment
- Other types of harassment
In addition to the above information about harassment, our lawyers can answer the following questions to help you make the best decisions when dealing with hostility or harassment on the job:
- What do I do after sexual harassment?
- How do I file a harassment claim?
- How can an attorney help in a harassment case?
Do you suspect that you are a victim of harassment in the workplace? If so, contact our Los Angeles County harassment law firm. We can schedule a consultation to review your situation and explain your options for seeking justice.
Call (310) 997-4431 today or submit a contact form through our website.
What Is Workplace Harassment?
Each and every working person deserves a workplace that is safe and welcoming. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. While it is hard enough to deal with an offensive comment or joke, in some cases an employee may suffer continuous hostile remarks about their race, gender, nationality, age, and family status. If a coworker or group of employees is hostile towards another, then it is workplace harassment. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) states that “harassment is a form of employment discrimination.” Harassment is illegal, and if an employer does not take steps to address it, then it could be liable for the pain and suffering of the affected employee.
You do not have to accept working in an uncomfortable or hostile work environment. You have employee rights. An attorney at our law firm can help you ensure your employer respects them.
Workplace Harassment Definition in California
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission notes that “petty slights [and] annoyances” are not considered harassment. Harassment occurs when someone’s conduct “create[s] a work environment that [is]…intimidating, hostile, or offensive to reasonable people.” Most isolated incidents, unless extremely serious, are not cause enough to pursue a harassment claim — a pattern of abusive, offensive, or hostile behavior is necessary in order to establish a claim of harassment.
What is Considered Harassment at Work?
Whereas employment discrimination typically occurs due to the official actions of an employer, harassment usually arises from interpersonal conduct in the workplace.
Harassment can include:
- Epithets (nicknames)
- Offensive jokes
- Offensive pictures
- Hindering or interfering with work
Sexual harassment is conduct that is insulting or demeaning due to a person’s gender, sexual orientation, or family status.
What Can I Do if I Am Harassed at Work?
If a person or group of people is harassing you or a coworker, then you should ask them to stop and notify your supervisor. You are typically only able to pursue a harassment claim if you have first exhausted any potential remedies offered by your employer. Your lawyer can help you make a complaint that establishes the seriousness of the situation to your employer.
Many companies want to avoid the costs of going to trial and any eventual payouts they might have to make after a harassment lawsuit. There is no doubt that they will have their own legal counsel that will work to discredit your case. Because of this, it is essential to have an experienced attorney who handles harassment cases on your side.
What Happens When You Contact an Attorney to File Charges for Harassment at Work?
First, an employee who experienced harassment at work will contacts us. Then, a harassment lawyer starts to help the employee understand what remedies the law may provide. We do this by considering all the facts of the harassment complaint during a free consultation. If our harassment lawyers believe you may have a case, the firm will seek the recovery and justice you deserve.
Victims of emotional and verbal abuse at work may also find themselves working in hostile environments. For that reason, you should rely on a harassment lawyer. We can help you handle inappropriate behavior in the workplace.
Employees exposed to the aggressive behavior of a manager or coworker often feel very vulnerable. They may also find the emotional abuse in the workplace to be unbearable, or the verbal abuse to be especially threatening. Yet, workers experiencing this type of harassment are often afraid to bring legal action; they fear that filing harassment charges will cause them to lose their jobs and the income they depend on.
Employees do not have to put up with abusive behavior at their places of work. California and federal harassment laws protect workers from retaliation for filing hostile workplace lawsuits.
Our harassment lawyers will see that you receive respect for your employee rights. We want to stop harassment in your workplace.
Send us a message or call (310) 997-4431 for a free consultation.
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