Sexual Harassment Attorney in Pasadena
Assisting Employees & Employers with Sexual Harassment Lawsuits
Sexual harassment is a serious and pervasive problem in the work environment. As a form of sex discrimination, it is also illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as well California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.
There are steep penalties for employers that are found to not take necessary steps to prevent or stop sexual harassment. Whether you are trying to protect your company in a lawsuit or hold your employer responsible for violating your rights, Mark Charles Law, APC can provide the legal assistance you need.
We’ve been handling this delicate – yet crucial – area of employment law for more than 20 years and can provide employers and employees alike with the representation they need. We believe it’s important to treat sexual harassment seriously and ensure that victims get what they need to move forward with their lives. Likewise, we believe it’s essential to take this matter seriously by ensuring that employers are treated fairly during a dispute and can fight against unfair or unfounded claims.
What Is Sexual Harassment at Work?
Many think sexual harassment is obvious and easily recognized. While that may be true of the most overt or well-known types of behavior, there are also plenty of other behaviors that aren’t as well understood but do just as much harm.
Sexual harassment includes behaviors and activities such as the following and others not mentioned:
- Unwanted touching or physical contact of any kind
- Leering or staring at someone, whether intended to make them notice or not
- Making sexual jokes or derogatory comments, whether specifically directed at someone or not
- Displaying sexually suggestive imagery on computer backgrounds, calendars, mousepads, etc.
- Making sexually explicit or obscene gestures
- Commenting about someone’s body or appearance
- Offering workplace incentives in exchange for sexual favors
If you are unsure if a behavior you experienced or are accused of perpetuating could be considered sexual harassment, reach out to Mark Charles Law, APC for help. It’s our goal to hold responsible parties accountable for sexual harassment and mitigate the impact of claims made against clients who are less or not at all responsible.
Our sexual harassment attorney in Pasadena has more than 20 years of experience in helping clients with this complicated matter, and we can provide you with effective legal guidance and advocacy to help you defend your position.
Understanding Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment that involves the exchange of sexual favors for workplace incentives is known as quid pro quo sexual harassment. It is illegal for an employer or supervisor to require sexual favors from an employee as a condition for receiving any kind of workplace incentive.
Incentives can be considered anything that the employee wants, be it a raise, promotion, placement on a special project, but incentives can also involve promises of avoiding unfavorable situations such as a layoff or enduring future mistreatment. In situations such as the latter – whether the employee is offered an exchange to avoid mistreatment – the employee may be able to bring a retaliation lawsuit against the employer because all unlawful activity at work must be mitigated without conditions placed upon the employee.
Contact Us for Assistance
Mark Charles Law, APC is ready to assist clients who need representation in a sexual harassment lawsuit. Our sexual harassment attorney in Pasadena can help employees fight for fair and just compensation or litigate on behalf of employers who need to counter against such claims. Rest assured that no matter which side of a dispute you’re on, we can provide the personalized and effective legal support you need to achieve your goals or the best possible outcome.
Get a fighting chance to hold the other side accountable when you work with Mark Charles Law, APC. Contact us online for more information.
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