Experienced Bay Area Sexual Harassment Lawyer
Sexual harassment. That phrase typically conjures up an image of a graying male manager making lewd overtures to a young female employee. However, in today's workplace, sexual harassment knows few bounds. The victim or harasser may be a woman or a man, young or old, straight or gay, and at any level of the company hierarchy.
There need not be any attempt at sexual activity at all. If the harasser creates a hostile work environment for the victim because of the victim's gender or sexual orientation, that constitutes unlawful sexual harassment.
It seems innocent enough at first. A crude joke, a comment on your appearance, a suggestive photo left "inadvertently" visible. You dismiss these events as merely crass. Then the pattern grows, creating a hostile work environment. You begin to avoid the other person -- or people -- making you feel uncomfortable. After a while, you dread coming to work. You want to file a complaint with human resources, but the harasser(s) may have influence over your career. You fear you will not be believed.
Then again, the harasser may not be subtle at all. Your boss may call you into the office one day, and announce, "I can make your career blossom. All you have to do is start having sex with me." This form of harassment is called "quid pro quo."
All of these unwanted activities are against the law. All employers are required by law to prohibit them. Yet they continue to happen.
No harassment - no exceptions.
Whatever the harasser's approach, it is against the law and you should not have to endure it.
I want to help you to enforce your workplace rights and fight for the dignity to which the law entitles you.
Contact The Jaffe Law Firm Employment Lawyer.
The Jaffe Law Firm Employment Lawyer
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San Francisco, CA 94111