Putting A Stop To Sexual Harassment At Work
Work should be a safe and supportive environment. You should never have to endure sexual harassment on the job. It is not only extremely harmful; it is unlawful. Employers who allow sexual harassment, or who fail to take action to stop it, can be held accountable to you and others. You could get significant compensation for what you’ve endured.
At the Los Angeles law firm of J. Gill Law Group, P.C., attorney Jasmin Gill stands up for victims of sexual harassment across California. She is passionate about being a voice and advocate for workers who have experienced mistreatment. Drawing on valuable experience representing the underdogs, she is a compassionate ally. She can help you put a stop to the harassment and get the compensation you deserve.
What Is Sexual Harassment?
Unlawful sexual harassment in the workplace is generally divided into two categories: (1) Quid Pro Quo sexual harassment; and (2) sexual harassment that creates a Hostile Work Environment. Workers and job applicants of any sex or gender can be victims of sexual harassment, even if the harasser is a member of the same sex or gender, or identifies as the same sexual orientation as the victim.
It can be difficult to know whether you are experiencing unlawful harassment on the job. Sometimes it is obvious, but sometimes it can be more subtle. Examples of sexual harassment include:
- Offensive jokes, comments or slurs – even if this is not directed at you, but done in your presence to cause you discomfort
- Lewd posters or photos
- Unwanted or inappropriate sexual advances
- Requests or demands for sexual favors
- Sexually offensive gestures, remarks or facial expressions
- Insulting comments about someone’s gender identity or sexual orientation or asking about someone’s sexual orientation
Quid Pro Quo sexual harassment occurs when someone implicitly or explicitly conditions a job, promotion, or other work benefit on your submission to sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or other conduct based on sex.
Sexual harassment creates an unlawful Hostile Work Environment when it is unwelcome and so sufficiently “severe or pervasive” that it alters the employee or job applicant’s work environment or terms and conditions of employment.
What To Do If You Are Experiencing Sexual Harassment
First, report the harassment at work if you feel safe doing so. Employers are required to have a system in place for addressing complaints of sexual harassment. It is unlawful for them to take you poorly in retaliation for reporting harassment.
If your employer does not take you seriously, or if you have reason to believe that reporting the harassment would only make it worse, the next step is taking legal action. Attorney Jasmin Gill can help you determine the best step forward. She will protect your confidentiality and fight for your employment rights.
You Do Not Have To Stay Silent
Nobody should have to suffer in silence when experiencing sexual harassment at work. Attorney Jasmin Gill can be your sword and shield. Call 844-572-2503 or reach out online for a free consultation. There are no fees unless she recovers compensation for you.
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