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Santa Clarita Sexual Harassment Attorney
Sexual Harassment Attorney Serving Valencia and the Greater Santa Clarita Valley - (661) 434-4333
If you live or work in Valencia, Santa Clarita, Newhall, Saugus, Canyon Country, or the greater Santa Clarita Valley and you have been a victim of any type of sexual harassment in the workplace, it is advisable to seek the legal services of a Santa Clarita employment law attorney at Markson Pico LLP as soon as possible.
Santa Clarita Sexual Harassment Lawyer
Sexual harassment is a form of abuse. It's an abuse of power and authority. It robs victims of their respect and dignity. It is estimated that sexual harassment may affect about half of the women and up to 20% of the men in the workplace. In 2008, nearly 14,000 sexual harassment discrimination complaints were filed with the U.S. Equal Employment & Opportunity Commission. Whether the harasser is a supervisor or co-worker, employers may be legally responsible for sexual harassment against their employees.
There are two forms of sexual harassment in the workplace:
- Hostile Workplace Sexual Harassment
- Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment
Hostile Workplace Sexual Harassment occurs when an employee is subjected to severe or persuasive sexual behavior that makes the work environment abusive. This type of sexual harassment includes: lewd and vulgar comments, sexist remarks and insults, and inappropriate, unwanted physical contact. Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment happens when an employer conditions an employee's employment benefits and promotions on an exchange of sexual favors.
Victims of sexual harassment suffer more than mere technical violations of their legal rights. Depending on the situation, sexual harassment victims can experience anything ranging from mild irritation to severe psychological damage. Likewise, the impact on the victims' career and life may be minimal or it may leave them in ruins. Too often, victims who speak up become targets of retaliation, backlash and/or are blamed for provoking the harassment. Employees subjected to unlawful conduct in California in violation of their rights under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (including unlawful discrimination and/or harassment) must file a complaint with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) within one year or they may lose their right to sue.
Talk to a Sexual Harassment Lawyer in Santa Clarita
Markson Pico LLP fights to protect victims of sexual harassment in the workplace. Our attorneys offer the support and guidance needed to assert victim's legal rights and to help victims throughout the difficult recovery process. By consulting with a Santa Clarita sexual harassment attorney at our office, you will be taking the first step in resolving this difficult situation. Your initial consultation is free and there is no obligation.
Contact a Santa Clarita sexual harassment lawyer at Markson Pico LLP today for a free consultation concerning your workplace situation.