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Sexual Harassment Attorneys Near Me

Sexual Harassment Attorneys Near Me

The experienced employment lawyers at Minnis & Smallets are here to answer questions about sexual harassment in the workplace. Learn more about employee rights under state and federal employment laws: 

How Do I Know If I Have Been Subjected To Sexual Harassment?

There are two main types of sexual harassment: 

  • Quid pro quo (in which a supervisor demands sexual favors in exchange for preferential treatment at work – or simply keeping their job)
  • Hostile work environment (where sexual jokes, slurs, gestures, comments, or other behavior create an environment that would be offensive, intimidating or hostile to a reasonable person)

It is not always easy to determine if a situation fits these definitions. The definitions are flexible by design to allow them to be assessed by the courts on a case-by-case basis. For this reason, employees need to get their own attorney’s opinion on whether their case fits the legal definition of sexual harassment. 

What Are My Legal Rights If I Experience Sexual Harassment?

Though sexual harassment in the workplace has been prohibited for decades, it has lingered on due to social pressure and systemic cover-ups. Society is finally demanding change on a large scale. By enforcing their individual workplace rights, employees ensure that employers are held accountable and protect others from suffering from unlawful workplace conduct in the future. 

Employees who experience sexual harassment have the legal right: 

  • To be free from retaliation at work for making a report
  • To make a report to the appropriate authorities
  • To settle a sexual harassment claim without being silenced by a nondisclosure agreement (NDA)

Employers who violate these rights can be held liable for their actions. Liability also translates to financial responsibility for medical bills, job transition services, and other costs that were made necessary by the employer’s actions. 

How Can a Sexual Harassment Lawyer Help Me Protect Myself?

For too long, employees experiencing sexual harassment have been forced to suffer in silence. Sometimes this is the result of social pressure from a powerful company. Sometimes it was even enforced legally through a nondisclosure agreement. California law now prohibits NDAs, and employees have other legal protections, as well. Sexual harassment is being brought to light and rooted out like never before. With a lawyer fighting on their side, employees can enforce the legal right to have a safe working environment. Accountability also ensures that other California workers feel safe in their workplaces, too.

The Experienced Sexual Harassment Lawyers At Minnis & Smallets Serve the Entire Bay Area

If someone searches online for “sexual harassment attorneys near me,” they will find many options for employment lawyers in the Bay Area. So how do they know who is the best? The experienced sexual harassment lawyers at Minnis & Smallets service the entire Bay Area. We help workers in Concord, Walnut Creek, Berkeley, Oakland, Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Cupertino, and San Jose enforce their right to a safe working environment. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with a Bay Area sexual harassment attorney. 

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