Activision Sexual Harassment Attorney in California
Activision is a company primarily known for its video game productions; it has numerous subsidiary studios that also provide third-party creation. It has been in existence for 50 years, and through that time has faced its fair share of backlash from individuals who were mistreated or discriminated against while at work. In recent times, discrimination has been featured in the limelight more, and employers have faced heavy consequences for the ways in which their workers are treated. It is within your legal rights to file an Activision sexual harassment lawsuit if you have been mistreated in such a way. If you wish to sue Activision for sexual harassment, you have come to the right place. The California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group is a law firm representing victims of sexual harassment against Activision. We can provide you with a California sexual harassment attorney for Activision employees to ensure that your case is handled appropriately and that you receive the compensation you deserve.
What is sexual harassment?
Sexual harassment is physical conduct, verbal conduct, physical contact, or discrimination based on sex, childbirth, marriage, gender expression or identity, and more. It does not have to be rooted in sexual desire to be considered harassment, nor does the harassment need to be non-consensual – or even directed at you specifically. Some examples of sexual harassment include the following:
- You were given or gifted sexually explicit objects by a coworker, or a coworker kept these objects out on display, carried them around, made jokes with them, and more
- A coworker actively engaged in inappropriate touching, groped you, fondled you, hugged you against your will, grabbed your behind, patted your private areas, and more
- You were a victim of sexual molestation
- Someone from work sent you inappropriate pictures, solicited you for photos or videos of yourself, sent you pornographic material, and more
- A coworker tried to have sexual relations with you, asked you out on dates repeatedly, requested that you have an affair, requested a one night stand, and more
- You were sexually assaulted, physically assaulted, or you were a victim of rape, all of which can happen afterhours at the office, in the parking garage, and more
These actions can take place by anyone at your job, but the perpetrator will determine the type of harassment that you can cite. If a supervisor or coworker at Activision creates a hostile work environment with the harassment, you can sue. Hostile workplace environment sexual harassment is the most common because of the how many coworkers are on the same level as you. Additionally, this type of harassment allows you to sue even if you were not the intended target. Some workers will see others get harassed or attacked and will feel extremely uncomfortable or will even fall into a panic attack or episode. You can still take action if you witnessed the harassment from the sideline.
The other type of sexual harassment happens when a manager or supervisor at Activision sexually harassed you or when someone in power is proposing employment or promotions in exchange for sexual favors. Quid pro quo harassment, which translates to “this for that,” means that a supervisor or manager is attempting to solicit favors, and if you deny these requests, you will be punished. Punishment may take the form of job reassignment or relocation, demotion, reduced salary or wages, removal of benefits and vacation time, wrongful termination, and more.
It is important that you understand the laws regarding harassment. If Activision wrongfully and illegally fired you after you reported sexual harassment, you could file an Activision wrongful termination and sexual harassment lawsuit. Retaliation cannot be carried out by the company. Further, the company must offer 2 hours of sexual harassment prevention training to its supervisory workers. If you were sexually harassed by Activision or someone working at Activision and you find that they were not given these training hours, the company can be held accountable.
Whether you need an Activision workplace sexual harassment attorney or an Activision wrongful termination lawyer, call our law offices today.
Guidelines to Filing a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Activision
If you have questions about suing Activision, you can speak with a lawyer with experience in Activision sexual harassment cases. You should always seek out advice before you go about gathering evidence. Too often, individuals will rush through the process and end up overlooking key materials.
First of all, you should write down all the harassment as it happened in a journal or diary of some kind. As long as you have recorded it with all the necessary details, like the date the harassment occurred, who was involved, where it happened, what exactly went down, and more, you will be in good shape. It will also serve as a worthwhile reference point.
You should have a proper grasp of the sexual harassment policy at your job. If you can quote specific articles from it or refer to punishments, it will help when you seek restitution.
You may want to try and speak to HR or to your boss to try and quell the harassment before it worsens. However, many higher-level parties will simply ignore your requests because they want to protect the company more than a specific single worker. It is important that you make copies of any email exchanges wherein you discussed the harassment.
In any way you can, you should acquire tangible proof of the harassment. This may include photos of sexually explicit objects, copies of messages, audio recordings or phone calls and voice mails from lascivious conversation, surveillance or security footage of mistreatment, video recordings of the harassment, and much more.
Coworkers should be interviewed so you can add their statements and testimonies to your evidence. They may have seen the harassment from afar, but unfortunately, it is possible that they will refuse to support you. If the company finds out that they do, they could be targeted in turn.
You will have to submit your claim to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. The former has a 6-month statute of limitations while the latter has a 1-year statute of limitations. If you fail to sue or submit a claim to be investigated within that time period, you will not be able to secure any compensation.
We do not recommend trying to handle your claim by yourself. You should reach out to a lawyer who has experience in Activision sexual harassment cases so you will have an expert on your side. If you have never dealt with negotiations or if you do not know the ins and outs of employment law, you may not succeed with your lawsuit. An Activision sexual harassment lawyer has worked on these types of lawsuits numerous times and knows exactly what to expect. You can focus on finding a different job or completing other activities while we win your case for you.
Activision Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Value
Activision sexual harassment lawsuits can be worth a lot of money depending on the extent of the harassment and what kind of injures you received, if any. Activision sexual harassment cases can have an average value of more than $250,000 if you were assaulted, for example. However, there is also the possibility that numerous other workers were harassed and wish to create a class action lawsuit against Activision for sexual harassment. This may bring the total compensation past $5,000,000, but not everyone will get such an amount. The total will be dispersed among the plaintiffs. You should speak with a workplace sexual harassment lawyer before deciding if you should join an Activision sexual harassment class action lawsuit.
You may be able to receive the following from a lawsuit:
- Reimbursement of your lost income and wages that you were unable to earn, as well as bonuses, commissions, promotional pay, benefits, and more
- Reinstatement of your job position if you were fired
- Pain and suffering damages for the emotional trauma of the harassment
- Punitive damages if you were a victim of gross negligence or deliberate harm
If someone from Activision harasses you and retaliates against you or sexually assaults you, you should reach out to our Activision discrimination attorneys for assistance.
Los Angeles Activision Sexual Harassment Lawyer
The California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group has a team of Activision sexual harassment lawyers in Los Angeles who can help you with your claim. We know the best methods to succeed and will stop at nothing to win you the damages you deserve. We are known for being aggressive and for never giving up on claims. An Activision harassment lawyer will even go to court if necessary to defend your rights.
For a free legal consultation, call an Activision sexual assault lawyer today. We will help you understand the legal process and tell you what we believe we can win for you. If you hire us to represent you, we will also give you our zero fee guarantee. This means that you pay us no expenses from start to finish – we cover the costs ourselves, and if we lose, we take no payment.
Contact the California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group to speak with a lawyer who can help sue Activision for sexual harassment.