Whether traveling to school, work, or running errands, you should feel comfortable anywhere you go. You should not have to worry about being sexually harassed in the presence of a specific gender or traveling to a particular location. Although sexual harassment is a phenomenon usually discussed in school or at the workplace, sexual harassment can occur in any public establishment. As a victim of sexual harassment, it is essential to know that you have legal options to exercise. Seeking the help of an Oakland Sexual Harassment Attorney can empower you to exercise those options.
Sexual harassment is defined as any unwelcome sexual activity. This includes unwanted requests for sexual favors, physical or verbal harassment of a sexual nature, or unwanted sexual contact. Sexual harassment can also include disparaging comments made about a specific gender. A supervisor who makes sexist comments about women, for example, would be an example of sexual harassment.
Some examples of sexual harassment that can occur at the workplace include:
Some employers have specific protocols in place for sexual harassment situations. An Oakland Sexual Harassment Attorney can help victims take the appropriate steps to protect their rights. If the victim feels uncomfortable reporting the sexual harassment incident to human resources, an attorney can help outline the description of the incident and provide additional support for the victim.
If you’ve been subjected to sexual harassment in your workplace, there’s a good chance that you’ve already suffered severe emotional distress. The lawyers at JML Law, APLC are experienced in helping victims of sexual harassment obtain justice and maximum compensation for the harm they have suffered. Call our office at 818-610-8800 or complete a contact form today to schedule a free initial consultation.
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