Workplace Harassment: You Do Not Have To Put Up With It
Have you been the victim of sexual jokes, racial stereotypes, or other types of discriminatory remarks or actions at work? If so, you need to know that this type of conduct is illegal in California.
At Licata & Yeremenko, our harassment lawyers have been fighting for our clients’ rights since 2000. Harassment in the workplace is unacceptable. Any person who experiences on-the-job harassment should be able to recover compensation for what has happened to them.
What Constitutes Harassment In The Workplace?
It is crucial to understand exactly what harassment is in the workplace. Employment law, altogether, covers a wide variety of wrongful behavior that can take place at work. A major problem for employees in and around Sherman Oaks is harassment.
Harassment Based On Discrimination
Even in 2020, workers have still faced harassment from coworkers and supervisors based on discrimination. Both federal and state laws are in place to prevent discrimination and harassment based on the following:
- Race and color
- Sexual orientation
- Pregnancy status
- Marital status
- Gender identity
- Religion or creed
Additionally, the state of California goes above and beyond federal law and offers protections for undocumented migrants against discriminatory practices and harassment in the workplace.
Sexual Harassment In The Workplace
Sexual harassment happens far too often in the workplace. While the #MeToo movement helped garner public attention towards the scope of this problem, there is still significant work to be done. According to some studies, more than 38% of women have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace. This number is likely underreported because many people are afraid to come forward with their allegations. Additionally, men also experience sexual harassment in the workplace, though these statistics are most certainly underreported as well.
According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, sexual harassment takes many forms in the workplace, including the following:
- Unwanted sexual advances
- Requests for sexual favors
- Verbal sexual harassment of any kind
- Non-verbal sexual innuendos
- Any unwanted touching
Contact Our Workplace Harassment Attorneys Today
If you or somebody you love has experienced harassment in the workplace, contact an attorney as soon as possible. At Licata & Yeremenko, our qualified and experienced attorneys are ready to get to work on your case today. Our Southern California attorneys offer effective representation and focus on giving clients the most ethical legal advice possible, based on the protection afforded by laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA). You could be entitled to significant compensation for the harassment you have experienced in the workplace.