Pasadena Sexual Harassment Attorney
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 or hold your employer responsible for violating your rights, Mark Charles Law can assist you.
We’ve been handling this crucial area of employment law for more than 20 years. We can provide employers and employees alike with the representation they need. We believe it’s important to treat sexual harassment seriously. Likewise, we believe it’s essential to take this matter seriously by ensuring that employers can fight unfair or unfounded claims.
What Is Sexual Harassment at Work?
Many think workplace sexual harassment is obvious and easily recognized. While that may be true of the most overt types of behavior, there are other behaviors that are just as harmful. Some employees maybe unaware that they have experienced sexual harassment, or if they have engaged in harassing conduct.
Sexual harassment in the workplace includes behaviors and activities such as the following and others not mentioned:
- Unwanted sexual advances, 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 and other offensive comments
- Offering workplace incentives in exchange for sexual favors
- Sexual assault
If you are unsure if a behavior you experienced or are accused of could be considered sexual harassment, reach out to us for help. It’s our goal to hold responsible parties accountable for sexual harassment. We also work to 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. 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 an incentive.
Incentives can be considered anything that the employee wants, be it a raise, promotion, placement on a special project. However, incentives can also involve promises of avoiding certain situations such as a layoff or enduring future mistreatment.
In situations such as the latter, the victim of sexual harassment may be able to bring a retaliation lawsuit against the employer. All unlawful activity at work must be mitigated without conditions placed upon the employee.
Contact Us for Assistance with your Sexual Harassment Claim
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. We can also litigate on behalf of employers who need to counter such claims. No matter which side of a dispute you’re on, we can provide the personalized and effective legal support you need.
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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