Nobody should ever have to experience sexual harassment in the workplace. Unfortunately, as the #MeToo movement has continued to highlight, workplace sexual harassment is a bigger problem than most people have acknowledged. At Okabe & Haushalter, our team is here to help when you need a Los Angeles workplace sexual harassment attorney. We have extensive experience handling complex employment law cases on behalf of workers who have been wronged, so let us get to work securing the compensation you are entitled to today.
Any type of sexual activity forced on an employee by their supervisor is absolutely wrong, and individuals harmed by this type of workplace activity can certainly file a lawsuit against their employer.
These cases can become challenging, particularly if the other party tries to claim that the sexual encounter was consensual. However, a skilled Los Angeles workplace sexual harassment attorney will understand that the pressures of the supervisor-employee relationship often make it seem like the employee had no other choice but to engage in sexual activity.
Sexual harassment in the workplace goes beyond actual sexual activity such as penetrative intercourse and oral sex. There are other ways that sexual harassment activity can occur, and this can include physical and non-physical sexual harassment activities, such as the following:
When a supervisor “hits on” a subordinate, this is almost always going to be considered sexual harassment. It is entirely possible for an employee who has faced sexual harassment of this nature to file a lawsuit against their employer, even if no actual sexual activity occurred. In these cases, sexual harassment constitutes a hostile work environment, which is a violation of labor law.
Under no circumstances should a supervisor talk to a subordinate about sex. This is simply another form of sexual harassment that could create a hostile work environment for workers. Often, discussion about sex is made in the hopes that the subordinate will reciprocate with either continue discussion about sexual activities or an offer of physical sexual reciprocation.
Discussion about sex can involve direct comments from a supervisor to an employee about their looks or sexual preferences and activity. However, workplace sexual discussions do not have to be directly about an employee in order to constitute sexual harassment. Simply discussing sex in the workplace could be enough for a sexual harassment claim to arise.
If you or somebody you love has faced any type of workplace sexual harassment in or around the Los Angeles area, turn to the team at Okabe & Haushalter for help as soon as possible. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling complex sexual harassment cases in California and throughout the US. Our goal is to make sure that sexual harassment victims recovered the compensation they are entitled to in these situations. This can include:
When you need a Los Angeles workplace sexual harassment lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case today by clicking here or calling 310-430-7799.