Strategic Calabasas Law Firm Advises Clients Who Have Been Sexually Harassed
Well-versed lawyer represents California employees in workplace claims
Nobody should have to face harassment or even innuendo of a sexual nature while on the job. As a skilled California employment law firm representing workers, Saucedo Law Group in Calabasas brings strategic understanding of workplace sexual harassment policies to its clients. I take on cases throughout Los Angeles and Ventura counties and also in surrounding counties. You can rely on my law firm to provide sound guidance and empathetically represent your interests when you’ve been harassed.
Capable legal counselor safeguards clients’ interests
California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act describes two main types of sexual harassment:
- Quid pro quo harassment is when a manager, supervisor or other person with some authority over an employee demands sexual favors in return for the employee keeping their job or getting a promotion, as examples.
- Hostile work environment harassment is when a worker either targets another worker with unwelcome and offensive sexual advances, comments, jokes or other actions, or creates an environment that is not directed at anyone in particular, but is offensive to most reasonable people.
If you believe you have been the victim of sexual harassment on the job, my employment law firm will review your case and advise you about what to do next.
Perceptive attorney aims to hold employers accountable
Employers can be held accountable when they allow sexual harassment to occur in their workplaces. When they know that it’s happening and don’t take reasonable steps to prevent it, they can open themselves up to a lawsuit. Employers in California with more than 50 workers are required to provide sexual harassment training every two years to supervisors and within six months of hiring in new supervisors. Of course, sometimes it is company owners or other high-ranking leaders themselves who are the harassers. No matter who is harassing you, my law firm will guide you toward resolving the situation in your best interests.
Dedicated litigation attorney helps clients stop harassment
When you have been the victim of workplace sexual harassment, there are steps to take to ensure you have the strongest possible case. Follow your company’s internal process for reporting harassment complaints. If the issue isn’t resolved through your company, you can then file a complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing or the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission. If an investigation finds in your favor, you may be entitled to back pay, compensation for emotional distress and other remedies, depending on your specific case. If your complaint is not investigated or resolved to your satisfaction, you then have the right to file a civil lawsuit. Deadlines for filing are within three years for the DFEH and 180 days for the EEOC. I can counsel you through the adjudicative processes of these agencies and explore whether filing a lawsuit is a favorable option.
Contact a compassionate Calabasas sexual harassment lawyer for help
At California’s Saucedo Law Group in Calabasas, I work hard to achieve the most favorable outcomes for clients in Los Angeles, Ventura and surrounding counties who have been sexually harassed in their workplaces. To schedule a free consultation, call my firm at 818-918-6166 or contact me online.