Federal law takes a strong stance against sexual harassment. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits any form of gender-based discrimination — including sexual harassment. State law also typically provides protections against sexual harassment in the workplace.
What Is Sexual Harassment?
Sexual harassment encompasses more than just overt comments, gestures or requests for sexual favors. It can also include subtle pressures, off-color jokes or other inappropriate behavior that makes you feel uncomfortable.
While many employers implement zero-tolerance policies to protect their employees from such conduct, it only takes a single co-worker or colleague whose disregard for others taints the entire workplace atmosphere. Sexual harassment is particularly troublesome when perpetrated by managers, supervisors or other superiors. You may fear retaliation for reporting the misconduct. Fortunately, the law can be your sword and shield in combating sexual harassment and protecting your rights.
Enforcing Your Right To A Harassment-Free Workplace
No employee should have to feel uncomfortable or humiliated at work due to persistent harassment. If you have been a victim of sexual harassment — whether through egregious acts or a subtle and persistent pattern that creates a hostile work environment — you have important rights, and you may be entitled to bring a discrimination claim.
At Watkins & Letofsky, LLP, our legal team pursues sexual harassment claims on behalf of employees throughout California and Nevada. Our lawyers are experienced litigators who have appeared before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the Nevada Equal Rights Commission. We are also experienced in handling sex discrimination lawsuits in federal court. We can evaluate whether you have a claim and, if so, develop strong strategies for enforcing your right to a harassment-free workplace.
Our attorneys have decades of combined experience in employment law. You can benefit from our team approach to protecting your rights.
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Get started today with a free initial consultation. Call 866-439-1295 or contact us online to learn more. Based in Santa Ana and Las Vegas, our attorneys handle sexual harassment claims for employees throughout Southern California and Nevada.