Long Beach Sexual Harassment Lawyer
Attorneys for Victims of Sexual Harassment and Discrimination
If you were the victim of sexual harassment, our Long Beach employment attorneys can help you file a claim against your employer. Sexual harassment is a terrible ordeal for an employee to suffer through, and our sexual harassment lawyers understand the situation you are in. We will review the facts of your case with you and provide you with an assessment of what your possible legal options are. Remember, you have a limited amount of time to file a claim. Act quickly to preserve your legal rights.
Types of Sexual Harassment in The Workplace
There are two primary types of sexual harassment in the workplace. The first is quid pro quo harassment. This Latin term translates to “for you, for me,” and it is used to describe sexual harassment where sexual behavior is requested, or required, of the employee in exchange for continued employment, an increase in wages, or a promotion. Quid pro quo harassment is illegal, but many employees feel ashamed or threatened, and so they neglect to report their harasser. Stand up for your rights.
The second primary type is a hostile work environment. This occurs when the employee feels uncomfortable in the workplace, either as a result of sexual advances, sexual behavior in the workplace, or inappropriate comments that are made to the employee or to coworkers. It is important to remember that sexual harassment is not always mean or lewd remarks. It can be compliments that are paid to an employee in an inappropriate way, or it can be discussion between other employees that is sexual and inappropriate in nature. Simply being forced to bear witness to inappropriate comments directed at other individuals can sometimes be enough to rise to the level of sexual harassment, because this behavior creates a hostile work environment where the employee no longer feels comfortable. If you experience or even witness sexual harassment in your workplace, you have a responsibility to stand up for yourself and your fellow coworkers. At Yadegar Minoofar & Soleymani LLP, our attorneys are ready to help you do just that.
Hire an Attorney As Soon As Possible
Whether your goal is to get an injunction to prevent future harassment, or to seek a monetary settlement to compensate you for the turmoil that sexual harassment brought to your life, you need an experienced Long Beach employment lawyer to help you stand up against your employer. Remember that you have rights, and there is nothing wrong with asserting them against the individual or the company that allowed sexual harassment to take place. If you were terminated or otherwise punished at the workplace for reporting sexual harassment or declining sexual advances, you have a right to file a claim against your employer for damages. At Yadegar Minoofar & Soleymani LLP, our attorneys understand that sexual harassment suits are a sensitive subject, and we combine both our compassion and our understanding of the law to provide you with quality legal representation. Call our office today to schedule a consultation where we will review your legal options with you.