I’m very sorry to hear about the sexual harassment going on in your workplace. Everyone has the right to work without being sexually harassed. If you are the victim of sexual harassment, you should seek the advice of a Los Angeles employment law attorney. An attorney can help you both report the incident as well as to represent you in any legal proceedings that occur as a result of the sexual harassment.
Unfortunately, sexual harassment in the workplace is not uncommon. Sexual harassment can take a variety of forms. It can include requests for sexual favors, sexual advances that are unwanted, and other types of verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. These types of actions can be considered sexual harassment if they create a hostile work environment, affect an employee’s performance, or affect an employee’s employment opportunities.
There are a lot of common stereotypes and misperceptions about sexual harassment. The first is that the victim is always female and the perpetrator is always male. Victims can be of either gender or the same gender. Another stereotype is that the perpetrator is always a person in a position of power over the victim. However, the harasser does not have to be the victim’s boss- the harasser can be a boss, a co-worker, or even a non-employee.
If you are the victim of sexual harassment in Los Angeles, you should speak with an attorney. Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles sexual harassment attorney at 310-385-0567. I can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.