When the topic of workplace sexual harassment comes up, you may think of men inappropriately touching or speaking to female coworkers, but it’s not uncommon for men to find themselves on the receiving end of sexually inappropriate touching or suggestions at work as well.
Yes and yes! Men and women alike have the right to work in an environment that is free from sexual harassment. Sexual harassment can be extremely damaging especially if it’s not stopped right away. Federal and California State protections are in place so that victims don’t have to suffer at the hands of their workplace harassers and victims may seek compensation for their injuries.
There are many reasons that sexual harassment victims do not want to report sexual harassment in the workplace and we’ve listed some of the most common reasons below:
California defines sexual harassment as unwanted sexual advances or visual, verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. If you believe you are a victim of workplace sexual harassment, you do not need to suffer through it alone. Call our Los Angeles sexual harassment attorney, at JML Law. We can help at any step of the way in exercising your right to work in an environment free from sexual harassment. Schedule a consultation to discuss questions you may have including whether or not you have been sexually harassed, what you need to do to protect yourself, preparing to file a complaint, filing charges against your employer for improperly handling your sexual harassment complaint, or being on the receiving end of employer retaliation.