Jackson, CA Workplace Sexual Harassment Lawyers
Being sexually harassed in your place of work is inexcusable, unfair, and illegal according to federal and California state laws. When you go to work, you have the right to expect a safe environment to carry out your duties. You shouldn’t have to feel unsafe or be afraid of the potential for sexual harassment. Unfortunately, many employers or coworkers get away with it, as most victims are unaware of what workplace sexual harassment actually looks like or are afraid and even ashamed to come forward. If you’ve been victimized by workplace sexual harassment, you deserve justice. Our Jackson workplace sexual harassment lawyers can help you fight for the compensation you deserve! Call today to schedule a free consultation.
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What Is Workplace Sexual Harassment?
Sexual harassment is classified as any unwanted, unwelcomed sexual advance in the workplace. Whether it is visual, verbal, written, or physical, this form of sexual misconduct is illegal. There are two main forms of sexual harassment: “quid pro quo,” and “hostile work environment”.
Quid Pro Quo – This is a latin phrase meaning “something for something.” An example of this in the workplace might be a superior seeking a sexual favor in exchange for a promotion or pay raise.
Hostile Work Environment – This form of sexual harassment creates an intimating or offensive work environment, making it difficult or uncomfortable for you to perform your ordinary tasks. This might look like a superior or coworker making inappropriate jokes, gestures, or suggestions, as well as physical contact.
What Are The Laws Regarding Workplace Sexual Harassment?
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Sexual harassment is considered a form of sex discrimination. Under Title VII, sexual harassment is illegal and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing Title VII and investigating claims of sexual harassment in the workplace. Under these provisions, your employer is legally obligated to prevent and address workplace sexual harassment. Depending on your situation, our aggressive Jackson workplace sexual harassment lawyers can explain your rights under the law and tell you whether or not you have a case!
How Workplace Sexual Harassment Might Affect Your Life
If you’ve been sexually harassed in your place of work, it can take a huge toll on your mental and emotional health. You might feel ashamed, embarrassed, or as if the harassment is your fault. It might lead you to feel unsafe in your workplace, and misconceptions of the event could cause your coworkers to look at you differently, which can become very isolating. If you refused “quid pro quo,” or filed a sexual harassment complaint, your employer might even retaliate with wrongful termination (which is also illegal) and you might find yourself out of a job. Lastly, sexual harassment can cause you a great deal of emotional stress that you didn’t ask for or deserve. You might be left with emotional trauma and need professional help to process the event and move forward. No matter the circumstance, sexual harassment is never okay.
How Our Jackson Workplace Sexual Harassment Lawyers Can Help You
Equal Justice Law Group believes in fighting for what’s right. We sympathize with those who’ve been victimized by workplace sexual harassment, which is why we so passionately advocate for justice to be served to unlawful employers who don’t do their due diligence in preventing it. If your rights have been violated, we can investigate your claims, explain your legal options, and develop a strategy to help you secure maximum compensation for what you’ve suffered. You can trust Equal Justice Law Group’s Jackson workplace sexual harassment lawyers to stand by you through this difficult time and pave the way for a successful resolution. We understand coming forward is challenging, which is why we offer a free, no-obligation, confidential consultation to address your claims. Call our firm today to learn more!
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