Sexual harassment in the workplace can take many different forms, and they are addressed by a variety of important laws. If an employee believes they are the victim of sexual harassment on the job, they should not wait to discuss this serious matter with an experienced San Mateo sexual harassment attorney.
Sexual harassment at work in California is categorized into two basic types: a hostile work environment and quid pro quo sexual harassment. Each deserves a closer look.
A hostile work environment is one that makes an employee feel uncomfortable, intimidated, or threatened on the job. Examples of sexual harassment that fall into this category include all the following:
Quid pro quo sexual harassment refers to an employer or someone in a supervisory position harassing someone who works under them. Quid pro quo sexual harassment can involve coercion that requires compliance with sexual advances in order for the victim to accomplish something, such as:
Common examples of quid pro quo sexual harassment include the following:
Sexual harassment is addressed at both the state and the federal level, and it can lead to an intolerable work environment that can leave the affected employee feeling like they have no better option than quitting their job.
Sexual harassment is considered a form of workplace discrimination, and the bottom line is that it can affect all the following:
Being sexually harassed can leave an employee feeling demoralized, and too often, those affected feel like they have no recourse other than accepting the ugly treatment. In reality, employees do not have to accept intimidating, degrading, or humiliating behaviors in the workplace, and a trusted sexual harassment attorney can help.
The focused San Mateo sexual harassment attorneys at Minnis & Smallets appreciate just how harmful sexual harassment at work can be and how difficult it can be to effectively address. We take pride in the skilled legal guidance we offer and in our impressive track record of successfully guiding complex claims toward advantageous outcomes. Reach out and contact us for more information today.
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