Fedex Sexual Harassment Attorney in California
When people think of Fedex, they generally imagine drivers delivering packages. They do not automatically think about the warehouses and offices that make sure the company runs smoothly. Sexual harassment can happen anywhere on Fedex property, though, and if you have been victimized, we recommend reaching out to a lawyer who can help sue Fedex for sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is a large issue that does not get fixed often, nor does it have the proper attention on it. Our Fedex discrimination attorneys will do everything we can to ensure that you are properly compensated if you were sexually assaulted at work. The California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group will provide you with a skilled California sexual harassment attorney for Fedex employees so that you have success with your claim.
What is sexual harassment?
Sexual harassment is physical or sexual conduct that is unwelcome and is based on sex. It can be centered on gender, sexual orientation, and more. The harassment is not limited to physical contact, nor is it limited to perpetrator and direct victim.
There are two types of sexual harassment. The first is quid pro quo harassment, which translates to “this for that.” That is, there must be an exchange of some kind occurring. If someone at work was proposing employment or promotions in exchange for sexual favors, you can view it as quid pro quo harassment, but there are other requirements that must be met. Namely, that there is a power discrepancy between the perpetrator and the victim, and that the authority figure has the ability to enact negative consequences if the sexual requests are denied or rebuffed. If a manager or supervisor at Fedex sexually harassed you, it is important that you find the proper person to report it to.
You could be negatively affected after rebuking sexual favors or approaches by being demoted, having your salary or wages cut, having your hours changed, getting benefits and plans rejected, having personal time taken away, and much more. In some cases, it is possible that Fedex wrongfully and illegally fired you after you reported sexual harassment. This is retaliation, and there are specific laws that deem this act illegal. You should take action with a Fedex wrongful termination and sexual harassment lawsuit.
The second type of sexual harassment involves a hostile workplace environment. This essentially encompasses the rest of harassment; if there is no power imbalance, the harassment is simply stemming from a hostile place. It is wise for you to fight back if a supervisor or coworker at Fedex creates a hostile work environment. Be aware as well that you could sue Fedex for sexual harassment even if you are not the direct victim. If you witnessed someone get sexually assaulted, you could still pursue a claim because of how profound the effect was on your mental state or your ability to continue working.
Sexual harassment may occur in the following ways:
- A worker groped you or engaged in inappropriate touching, like rubbing your neck without your consent, constantly going for hugs, asking if they can massage you, and more
- Sexual molestation or fondling, usually of young or minor workers
- Sexually explicit objects were left in your possession, gifted to you, or were left on display in a coworker’s office
- Someone from Fedex sent you inappropriate pictures of themselves engaged in sexual acts, posing in sexually suggestive ways, making overtly sexual comments, and more
- A worker asked you for an affair, tried to have sexual relations with you, solicited photos or videos of you, and more
- You were a victim of sexual assault or rape, which should warrant deeper investigation and criminal charges in addition to a Fedex sexual harassment lawsuit
Whether someone from Fedex harasses you and retaliates against you or you were a witness to sexual harassment, call a lawyer with experience in Fedex sexual harassment cases today. We will do everything in our power to ensure that you are fairly compensated.
What should I do if I were sexually harassed at Fedex?
There are many options for you if you were sexually harassed while working at Fedex. You should do everything you can to gather your evidence. The worst possible action is to do nothing or to gather no proof whatsoever. Of course, it may be hard in some cases; if you were wrongfully terminated, for example, you might not be able to return to the company to gather evidence, and a Fedex wrongful termination lawyer will be invaluable.
We recommend following these steps:
First, report the harassment to your boss or to the Human Resources department. It is important that you keep this report in writing or that you make copies of any emails that were sent to either party. You should let someone know about the harassment so that there is ideally a record of it in the system. Sometimes, though, your boss or HR representative will simply ignore the claim and never file it.
You should have a journal or some kind of writing that describes the harassment as it occurred in detail. These details should include the date the harassment happened, where it occurred, who was involved, what actions took place, and much more.
You can gather as much evidence as possible however you can, whether by taking pictures of sexually explicit objects, making copies of provocative messages, recording the audio of solicitations, requesting surveillance videos of the harassment, and more.
Request statements and testimonies from your coworkers who saw the harassment or who were also victims of it. Some may not wish to provide you with any statements, though; they may be fearful of retaliation or of losing their jobs if they cooperate with you and act against the company.
Once you have all of this proof, you should call a lawyer who has experience in Fedex sexual harassment cases. We will be able to file a claim with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). We will negotiate with the insurance agent, hire expert witnesses, and uphold the law. Without the assistance of a Fedex workplace sexual harassment attorney, you may not be able to win anything at all in your claim.
There may be additional steps to take depending on the nature of your case. For example, if you were sexually assaulted, raped, or otherwise physically injured, you should go to the doctor, take pictures of your injuries, make copies of treatment notes and receipts, and more.
Either way, a workplace sexual harassment lawyer will be a worthwhile benefit to your claim.
What can I win in a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Fedex?
Fedex sexual harassment cases can have an average value of more than $250,000 if individuals can prove that the harassment was deliberate and excessive. Fedex sexual harassment lawsuits can be worth more than $1,000,000 if there are multiple victims, as well. A class action lawsuit against Fedex for sexual harassment can involve a mountain of proof provided by numerous plaintiffs, which would likely put Fedex in a poor position. However, a Fedex sexual harassment class action lawsuit would result in one lump sum of compensation being spread out amongst numerous plaintiffs, which could be smaller amounts per person.
We will work to win you the following kinds of damages:
- Lost income from the time spent away from work
- Reimbursement of benefits, plans, commissions, bonuses, and more
- Job reinstatement if you were wrongfully terminated
- Pain and suffering damages for your emotional trauma
If you were sexually harassed by Fedex or someone working at Fedex, you deserve fair treatment and worthwhile compensation. Our law firm is here to help.
Los Angeles Fedex Sexual Harassment Lawyer
If you are searching for Fedex sexual harassment lawyers in Los Angeles, the California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group is here for you. We are a law firm representing victims of sexual harassment against Fedex and our team of attorneys is ranked as some of the best in the country. We have a history of success and we have won hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients, victims of sexual harassment across many institutions. Our aggressive lawyers are willing to go to court to defend your rights if we must, and we won’t rest until we believe you have received every penny you deserve.
For a free legal consultation with a Fedex harassment lawyer, call our law offices today. We will walk you through the legal process and answer all of your questions. All consultations are confidential – none of your private details or case information will be shared outside of our walls. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and you will never have to worry about being left in the dark when you work with our firm.
If you wish to hire us to represent you and handle your claim, we will give you our zero fee guarantee. This states that we get no payment from you at all, and we will only have our expenses covered if we win. The money will come from the settlement we win from Fedex, and if we lose, we eat the losses ourselves.
Get in touch with the California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group to start your claim with the assistance of a Fedex sexual assault lawyer.