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Dan treated me with respect and kindness. He is tough when needed and acts with integrity and class. I received the best possible outcome and was kept informed of the entire case.
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Dan was very helpful during a really rough period in my life when I felt alone. He provided support in helping me fight and win my case. I would refer him to anyone who is looking for the best Sexual Harassment attorney.
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don’t downplay the harm…sexual harassment lawsuits
It’s important to understand that all unwanted sexual advances are against the law, not just rough or violent ones. California sexual harassment lawyers can tell you that unwanted touching, sexual innuendo in conversation, inappropriate withholding of promotions or career opportunities unless you provide sexual favors, and a wide variety of other harmful and diminishing acts fall under the category of sexual harassment.
Acts like this make working difficult, if not impossible. The emotional stress of working with individuals who behave inappropriately can be overwhelming. These behaviors are unacceptable. If you have been a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, you may be entitled to compensation. A conversation with our sexual harassment attorney in California can provide you important information. Our team can help determine whether your rights have been violated and, if so, the best way to move forward.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT HAPPENS TO ALL TYPES OF PEOPLE, OF EVERY SHAPE & COLOR, IN ALL TYPES OF WORK Some of us have a stereotype of what sexual harassment looks like, but everyone’s image differs. It is important to understand that sexual harassment can occur in many different situations. This issue is not limited to a specific segment of the population. Young and old, blue-collar and white-collar, every race and religion – all of these can experience sexual harassment. And it is not limited to women – men, as well as the LGBTQ+ community, can also be sexually harassed. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 explicitly prohibits workplace discrimination based on sex, religion, race, color, and national origin. Title VII was the blueprint for the nation’s first harassment laws. Sexual harassment in California is also a violation of the state’s Fair Employment and Housing Act. The Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines sexual harassment as unwelcome verbal and/or physical acts aimed at sex, religion, race, color, or national origin, and it went on to expand discrimination to include age, gender, and gender identity, and disability.
WORK WITH A SEXUAL HARASSMENT ATTORNEY: TOGETHER, WE CAN FIGHT FOR CHANGE It’s true that it is past time to put a stop to all forms of sexual harassment in California and across our nation. Recent high-profile cases in the entertainment industry and newsrooms have brought into sharp focus the need for change. At Gilleon Law Firm, we are tenacious, tough, and proven in representing clients. Work with our California sexual harassment attorney to be sure you have highly experienced legal representation advocating for your rights. We have recovered more than $100 million in successful claims.
To find out more about how we can help, talk to our sexual harassment lawyer in California now by calling 800-408-2857.
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STOP HOSTILE WORKPLACE BEHAVIOR & DISCRIMINATORY POLICIES
You don’t have to stay silent and keep your head down in fear if you are the subject of sexual harassment. Whether in the workplace, at church, at school, or anyplace else, you have legal rights to prevent and stop the harassment. In some cases, entire workplace cultures and policies need to be altered or eliminated. A sexual harassment attorney can help.
- CHANGE POLICIES TO INVEST IN GENDER EQUALITY
- ADVOCATE FOR MORE EFFECTIVE WORKPLACE EDUCATION & TRAINING
- ENFORCE COSTLY PENALTIES FOR PERPETRATORS
We cannot allow perpetrators to walk around with a sense of entitlement and immunity. In each and every workplace, a clear and forceful message must be sent that there is zero tolerance for any kind of sexual harassment. With the help of a sexual harassment lawyer in California, not only can you get justice for yourself, but you can be part of a larger movement to put an end to harassment everywhere.
Together, we can end your workplace harassment and set you on the path to a brighter and more satisfying professional experience.
find resolution… your legal options
Sometimes filing a sexual harassment lawsuit can feel overwhelming, but Gilleon Law Firm will walk beside you every step of the way, providing support and legal guidance. Our skilled California sexual harassment lawyer is compassionate toward clients yet tough on opponents. You have various legal options to choose from, whether you agree to a financial settlement or go to a jury trial. We are aggressive litigators and are not afraid to argue a case if a fair settlement can’t be reached.
Our sexual harassment lawyer will guide and protect you throughout the legal process.
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Gilleon Law Firm has recovered over $100 Million Dollars for clients across California. Our settlement agreements can demand changes in workplace practices and policies to protect others from facing the harassment our clients endured. Request a free, confidential consultation to discuss your sexual harassment case.
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SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWS CAN BE CONFUSING
Many people – both men and women – have only a vague understanding of what constitutes sexual harassment under California law. According to the California Attorney General’s office, “sexual harassment in the workplace is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.”
Sexual harassment refers to any unwelcome sexual overtures that include verbal, physical, or visual conduct of a sexual nature. It also includes behavior that is offensive, hostile, or intimidating based on another person’s sex. It can take two forms: hostile work environment harassment or quid pro quo (defined as “this for that”) harassment.
Sexual harassment can include slurs, comments, or innuendo of a sexual nature; the showing and distribution of sexually provocative photos, videos, and audio materials; retribution or threatened retribution if sexual favors are not performed; unwanted touching; assault; and a hostile workplace based on sexual bias.
When you work with our sexual harassment attorneys, we will make sure you fully understand how the behavior you experienced constitutes harassment. We will help you know your rights. We will make all of your legal options clear to you. We will make certain to be your powerful advocate every step of the way.
OUR SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWYERS ASSIST IN FILING CLAIMS IN CALIFORNIA
The California Attorney General’s office provides direction on filing a sexual harassment claim. The law prohibits behaviors that are of a sexual nature and actions that create a hostile, intimidating or difficult work environment based on an employee’s gender. The offensive conduct need not be motivated by sexual desire but can be based upon an employee’s actual or perceived gender identity or orientation, and/or on pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.
If you are experiencing sexual harassment, there are a number of things you can do to alleviate the issues you are facing. These include:
- File a complaint with your employer based on their written sexual harassment policy.
- Keep records of the time, place, nature, and persons involved in the harassment. Always keep accurate written accounts. These will be valuable if you take legal action.
- Notify the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH).
- Visit the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) website for instructions about filing complaints.
- Complaints filed with DFEH or EEOC are automatically cross-filed with the other agency. You only need to submit one complaint.
- Once evaluated, your complaint can be accepted for investigation. If so, the employer must respond to the complaint. From there, legal action or mediation can take place.
- Hiring a sexual harassment lawyer in California can ensure that your legal rights are preserved and damages are sought.
Be aware that addressing sexual harassment issues in a timely fashion is critical. California law allows three years in which to file your complaint.
CONTACT OUR CALIFORNIA SEXUAL HARASSMENT ATTORNEYS
If you are experiencing sexual harassment, there are many available remedies to compensate you. They can include back pay, front pay (future lost earnings), hiring/reinstatement, out-of-pocket expenses, damages for emotional distress, attorneys’ fees, and other remedies.
At Gilleon Law Firm, we can help you get the justice you deserve if you have endured sexual harassment. You can prevail with skilled and experienced legal representation. Call our California sexual harassment lawyers at 800-408-2857.