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Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace is not just illegal, it is also demeaning and damaging. Worse, victims often don’t report harassment because they fear losing their jobs or have received a direct threat that this would be the case. Retaliation is also illegal.

At Yoosefian Law Firm, P.C., we are on your side. If you are being harassed, we give you a safe space to talk about your situation and learn about your employee rights and legal options. If you have a case, we will fight to help you obtain legal justice and compensation.

Call our office in Glendale, California, at 818-275-8572 to schedule a free consultation. Hablamos español.

Two Categories Of Workplace Harassment And Examples

Quid pro quo harassment: This type of harassment is an exchange of “this for that.” A person in a position of power suggests or requests a sexual favor, act or relationship in exchange for an employment benefit or retaliating against an employee who refuses. Examples may include:

  • Promoting employees only if they agree to sex or other sexual acts
  • Failing to promote or demoting employees who refuse sexual advances
  • Giving better hours or shifts to people they are sleeping with
  • Giving employees a raise after sexual favors
  • Writing bad performance reviews for employees who refuse sexual advances
  • Threatening an employee who wants to end a sexual relationship with a supervisor

Hostile working environment: This type of harassment involves situations in which unwelcome and/or frequent sexual conduct affects an employee’s ability to do their job. This type of harassment is not limited to people in positions of power; actions between co-workers can give rise to a hostile or abusive work environment. Examples may include:

  • Posting sexually explicit or offensive pictures in a break room
  • Telling inappropriate sexual jokes
  • Touching an employee repeatedly without consent
  • Making derogatory comments about a specific gender

Were You The Victim Of Sexual Harassment? Contact Us.

If you are the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, contact us for a free consultation. One of our lawyers will evaluate your case and help you enforce your rights. Call 818-275-8572 or send us an email. Our office is in Glendale, but we represent workers throughout Southern California. Hablamos español.