Los Angeles Sexual Harassment Attorneys
We Proudly Help Clients Secure Justice
California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act protects employees from unlawful sexual harassment by employers, co-workers, customers, and vendors of their employers. Thanks to social justice movements like #MeToo, there is now more awareness in our society about the trauma of workplace sexual harassment, which has led to high-profile civil and criminal trials involving a broad range of industries and occupations.
At Azadegan Law Group, APC, our team of highly skilled attorneys is committed to using our vast knowledge and years of experience to help clients fight for their right to work in an environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. That is why employees throughout Los Angeles turn to our firm when they need legal guidance and representation to expose sexual harassment in the workplace.
Examples of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
The following behaviors at work can be grounds for a sexual harassment lawsuit:
- Sexually explicit physical contact
- Unwelcome touching
- Staring or leering
- Spreading sexual rumors about an employee
- Unwanted gifts that are sexual or romantic in nature
- Sexually suggestive hand gestures
- Insults based on a person’s sex
- Asking intrusive questions about a person’s private life
- Lewd jokes
- Requesting sexual favors in exchange for a raise or job promotion
- Displaying sexually explicit materials or photos
- Making sexual suggestions via memos or emails
FAQ: Sexual Harassment
Question #1: What is quid pro quo sexual harassment?
A: “Quid pro quo” means “this for that.” With this type of harassment, an employee is offered employment perks, such as a raise or promotion, in exchange for sexual favors. This type of harassment is often carried out by a direct supervisor or someone in a position of power.
Question #2: Can sexual harassment be grounds for a hostile work environment claim?
A: Hostile work environments are usually created over time, so a single incident of unwanted and inappropriate touchingmay not be sufficient, but a pattern of consistent physical contact may be enough. If an employee or group of employees are continuously harassed based on their gender or sexual orientation, it can create a hostile work environment.
Question #3: What should I do if I’ve been sexually harassed at work?
A: If you have experienced sexual harassment at work, you need to report the incident or incidents to your company’s Human Resource Department. Not only will this put extra weight on your employer to address the issue, but it will also create a traceable record that shows you took the necessary steps to report and end the harassment. You should also keep a written record of each incident of sexual harassment that includes dates and the names of any witnesses.
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Have you experienced sexual harassment at your workplace? If so, reach out to our diligent legal team in Los Angeles so we can fight for the maximum amount of compensation you deserve for your sexual harassment lawsuit. We will work hard to hold your abuser accountable for their actions and we will stand in your corner throughout each phase of the legal process.
Please give us a call today at (310) 340-1550 or contact us online to request your case consultation with one of our lawyers.
We live with our client’s case. We listen, we think, we believe, we strategize creatively, we prepare, and we try. We develop a very close relationship with our clients and with our cases. We make sure that the jury will be able to see and feel our real and deep emotional connection with our cases and our commitment to our client. Our goal in a trial is not to “tell” our client’s story to the jury, rather, it is to “show” the jury the truth.
Focus Groups and Mock Jury Trials
When warranted, we use focus groups and conduct mock jury trials so we can better evaluate the emotional connection between the facts of the case and the jury. By doing so, we refine our strategy to be able to present a more powerful case to the jury.
We are a litigation firm first and foremost, ready to deal with any substantive or procedural legal challenge at every turn. We are equipped with state-of-the-art research and communication technologies that enable us to research every legal issue thoroughly and make ourselves readily available to our clients. In order to resolve each case as quickly and favorably as possible for each client, we litigate aggressively, while always tailoring our strategy to each client’s needs and goals. We explore every procedural angle and make every necessary motion to win the case or expedite the most favorable settlement possible.
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Everything in life has a story. The “truth,” without a well thought out story, is not believed nor is it effective. We believe that understanding and feeling the core of the client’s story is the key to understanding the “truth” and formulating a powerful story to present to the jury. So, we spend tens of hours listening to the client’s story, and in many cases we use re-enactment techniques to be able to “see” the story. We explore the feelings, motivations and pressures behind every party in every case. That enables us to acquire a deeper understanding of our cases.
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