Sexual Harassment: Does Your Employer Promote a Hostile Work Environment?

A sexual harassment claim against your employer can be a complicated undertaking, so you should speak to our attorneys if you are experiencing unwanted advances at work. sexual harassment

Keep in mind, federal laws protect employees from sexual harassment in the workplace. This includes instances of:

  • Quid pro quo, which occurs when an employer conditions employment based on unwelcome sexual advances, favors or contact.
  • Hostile work environment, which occurs when an employer allows unwanted sexual advances, contact, remarks, photographs and offensive actions to occur in a work environment.

If you have experienced these issues at work, you should notify a human resources worker, and if the behavior continues, report it to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and contact our employment attorney.

Recently, Braun Electric Company, based in Bakersfield, agreed to pay $82,500 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the EEOC. The company was accused of promoting a hostile work environment after a manager allegedly “made daily grotesque remarks of a sexual nature to female subordinates and made explicit sexual propositions on a continual basis.”

According to the lawsuit, one female worker was forced to quit because of the continued harassment. As part of the settlement, Braun has also agreed to retain an outside monitor to review claims of harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

How Do I File a Sexual Harassment Claim?

Sexual harassment at the workplace should not be tolerated. It is immoral and illegal, and anyone who experiences it could potentially file a lawsuit seeking damages.

If you are subjected to sexual harassment at work, you could be entitled to compensation. Contact our attorneys today and make sure your employer is held liable for your dilemma.

Kesluk, Silverstein & JacobLos Angeles employment attorneys