It is discouraging to know that employers still think they can get away with sexual harassment in an effort to make a person give up and quit. Your boss knows the rules. If you think you are the victim of sexual harassment, trust your gut. You probably are, and the person engaging in the illegal activity knows it.
The Supreme Court has ruled that sexual harassment is a form of sexual discrimination and, therefore, illegal in the workplace. The time to talk to experienced employment law attorneys is after you first start getting a sense that things just aren’t right. The longer you wait to file a formal complaint, the more likely it is your employer will argue that you “enjoyed” or participated in the fun.
Not everything bad that happens on the job is sexual harassment. The fact is, some supervisors and managers simply do not have appropriate communication skills and things often come out in a way they did not intend. But there is a difference between boorish behavior and sexual harassment.
If you suspect that you are a victim of harassment or discrimination because of your sex or sexual orientation, don’t wait until the next incident. It’s time to talk. The employment litigation team at Lauby, Mankin & Lauby LLP is recognized for our strong, intelligent and knowledgeable strategies that force employers to end the harassment and compensate you for damages suffered, including punitive damages.
We provide a free consultation to explain federal and state laws and help you determine whether to pursue a legitimate claim. If you hire us, you can be assured of having a team of experienced, successful trial attorneys standing up and fighting to protect your job and your rights.
Contingency fees: If your case has merit, we will represent you on a contingency basis. You won’t pay attorneys fees unless we help you recover compensation for lost earnings and punitive damages that may be negotiated or assessed against your employer in a trial.
From our offices in Riverside, Palm Desert and Irvine, our lawyers represent victims of sexual harassment and discrimination in communities throughout Southern California. Contact us.