Did you suffer sexual harassment in the workplace? Did your employer subject you to sexual harassment or fail to do anything about the sexual harassment that you suffered via managers or coworkers? If so, you might have grounds to file a lawsuit against your employer. Depending on your locations, legal help might be practically everywhere. However, most of this legal help will only be available in English. If you are looking for representation in Spanish, for instance, then you might encounter a few difficulties.
Here at our law firm, we are proud to offer legal services completely in Spanish. If you are looking for a Spanish speaking sexual harassment lawyer, you can find one here at our law firm. At California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group, we have decades of experience handling employment claims and fighting for the rights of employees that have been treated unfairly in the workplace. If you would like to discuss the legal options available to you, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our law firm immediately.
What is Sexual Harassment?
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. Sexual harassment can look different from case to case. Some of the most common examples of sexual harassment include the following:
- Inappropriate jokes and sexual comments
- Unwanted touching (this could include any sort of touching, ranging from touching or groping breasts/genitals, unwanted hugs, etc.)
- Unwanted kissing
- Requests for sexual favors (often in exchange for work-related benefits)
- Sexual gestures
- Looking at someone up and down (ogling)
- Frequent compliments
- Commenting about a person’s looks
- Discussing sexual matters in front of others (including asking others about sexual matters or their sex life)
- Sending sexually explicit or suggestive tests or emails
- Giving unwanted gifts
- Spreading sexual rumors
Laws Relevant to Sexual Harassment
As before mentioned, sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. Sex discrimination is illegal under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). The FEHA is a California law that protects employees from illegal discrimination by their employers based on a number of protected characteristics, including sex. It is also important to note that sexual harassment is also illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (on the federal level). If your employer subjected you to sexual harassment or even failed to do anything after becoming aware of sexual harassment that you were experience, your employer is violating employment laws and could be held accountable.
What Can You Do?
If you suffered sexual harassment in the workplace, you could have grounds to take action against your employer. What are your options? What can you do? All employment claims must go through an employment agency. In California, this agency is the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). After you report the sexual harassment to the DFEH, the agency will investigate the situation and take action against the employer if it is determined that the employer violated any employment laws.
Another option available to employees is to file a civil lawsuit. If you were subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace, you also have the option of filing a civil lawsuit; however, you must first be granted the right to sue from the DFEH.
For more information about the legal options available to you, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our law firm as soon as possible.
Possible Claim Outcomes
Depending on the details surrounding your specific situation, outcomes can vary significantly. If you pursue your sexual harassment claim through the DFEH, possible outcomes could include policy changes, changes in training, damages for emotional/mental distress, punitive damages, and legal costs. If your sexual harassment led to demotion, termination, etc., you could also be entitled to back/front pay, promotions, hiring/reinstatement, for instance. If you file a civil lawsuit, possible outcomes could be similar. For more information what you could potentially recover if your claim is successful, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our law firm today.
How Long Do You Have to Take Action?
If you are considering taking action against your employer after being subject to sexual assault, it is important that you understand that your claim is subject to strict deadlines. If you fail to take action on time, you could lose your right to do anything. Employment claims must be filed with the DFEH within three years. If you get the right to sue from the DFEH, you will have to file your civil lawsuit within one year. For more information about the time that you have to file a claim, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our law firm immediately – our lawyers are ready to help you file your claim on time.
The Importance of Spanish Language Representation
At our firm, we understand that it could sometimes be difficult to find representation in Spanish. We are committed to making our legal services accessible to the Spanish-speaking community. When you contact our experts, you can trust that you will have access to all the information that you need to start your employment claim in your language. You will not have to worry about having to rely on translators or interpreters – you will be able to communicate directly with our attorneys and the rest of our staff. If you are ready to discuss your legal option with our Spanish speaking employment attorneys, contact us today.
Contact Us Today
Are you looking for a Spanish speaking sexual harassment lawyer? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Our experts here at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group are ready to help you every step of the way – in your preferred language. Here at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group, our lawyers have decades of experience handling all sort of employment claims. Our lawyers and our entire legal staff are dedicated to fighting for the rights of our clients and getting them the best outcome possible.
We offer free legal services, which include free consultations and free second opinions. During our free legal services, our employment lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns – making sure that you have all the information that you need to begin or continue your sexual harassment claim. If you are ready to benefit from our free legal services, do not hesitate to contact us today.
We offer a Zero-Fee guarantee; this means that you will never be required to pay any upfront legal fees for our legal services. We also work on a contingency structure; this means that our clients will not be required to pay any legal fees until after reaching a successful claim outcome. If you don’t win, you won’t be required to pay anything.
If you are ready to speak with our Spanish speaking sexual harassment attorneys, contact us today.
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