Sometimes it is so subtle that you may not even recognize it right away. It starts with little comments.
“That’s a nice dress.”
“They must drool over you at the bars.”
You may laugh comments like this off, but often, this is only the beginning. If you’ve to head these comments in the workplace from your coworkers or your boss, then you know how this can escalate. Sexual harassment is prevalent in workplaces across the country and it is both physical AND verbal. If you’ve experienced this or worse, you may need a sexual harassment attorney in Los Angeles. At JML Law, our attorneys are ready to help you.
What used to be deemed “acceptable” office behavior is no longer okay. Thanks to the “Me Too” movement that has swept across the country, more and more women (and men) have begun to speak out about the culture of sexual harassment that has been hidden in the workplace for decades.
Before, when someone experienced harassment, whether physical or verbal, they were told it wouldn’t be a good idea to complain, especially if it was coming from their boss. Victims were told that they might lose their jobs or not get promoted if they spoke up.
This can create an emotionally damaging situation, a hostile work environment that brings down the morale of the whole company.
So, for years victims of sexual harassment put up with the degrading comments and the inappropriate touches. They put up with what is often an escalation of contact. Sometimes victims cannot quit their jobs because they need the income, so they are stuck dealing with harassment day after day.
Workplace sexual harassment is wrong and cannot be accepted in any environment. At JML Law, we encourage you to speak up so you can regain your sense of self and help others who are going through the same thing. You shouldn’t feel threatened when you go to work.
In the past, workplace culture has accepted this kind of behavior. Speaking up was impossible if you wanted to keep your job or get promoted. Sometimes, people were forced to accept harassment if they wanted to get promoted. If you dared tell anyone, you’d be told that it’s not a big deal and that the person who is doing it is a “good person.”
No more. You do not have to stay silent.
The “Me Too” movement has offered a liberation to thousands of people. It has empowered women and men to speak up. Though the time to change was years ago, it is never too late.
If you’ve been sexually harassed at work and are afraid of what to do next, we are ready to help. You can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800. The JML Law sexual harassment attorneys in Los Angeles will make sure your voice is heard and that you are treated fairly. Nobody deserves to work in a hostile environment.