Employment harassment may stem from any form of discrimination, including sexual harassment. California employment discrimination law expressly protects employees against harassment in the workplace, but legal action is often necessary to ensure that harassment stops. Harassment may come from your employer, your supervisor, another employee or a third party such as an independent contractor, and you don’t have to stand for it.
You may have a case for filing a harassment claim regardless of your employer’s actions to stop or prevent the harassment.
- Protection under California employment discrimination law allows you to bring a harassment claim against any employer that employs at least one person.
- You may file a claim against a company while still working at that company.
Don’t be afraid about losing your job. Contact Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, today at 800-652-6137 to speak with an experienced attorney confidentially. We offer free initial consultations and handle all cases on a contingency fee basis.
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With offices throughout the state, our Los Angeles-, San Francisco- and Oakland-based employment harassment lawyers can help you from step A to step Z through the claim filing process. The first step in a winnable case is to file a claim with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) or with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). We can help you recover damages and losses you have suffered because of harassment.
Our partner attorneys have more than 60 years of combined legal experience. In all employment law cases, we work aggressively to uphold the state and federal rights of our clients while empowering them during litigation and in the long term. We are not satisfied unless we have advanced our clients’ lives at the conclusion of each case.
What Defines Harassment?
Harassment may include:
- Quid pro quo harassment — occurs when employment is expressly or implied to be conditioned on the submission to prohibited acts in the workplace (e.g., unwelcome sexual advances or discriminatory actions)
- Hostile environment harassment — occurs when a work environment is made hostile or abusive (e.g., frequent sexual jokes or comments, employment discrimination, violent threats and other actions)
Harassment may only be implied and nonverbal. It can include gestures, photos, posters, notes, leering looks and other actions that may create a hostile environment.
For more information about sexual harassment, please visit www.SexualHarassment.com, an informative website sponsored by Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP.
Significant Sexual Harassment Cases:
- $4,461,636 — Judgment in Sexual Harassment Case Against FedEx
- $3,850,000 — Female Plaintiff in Her Early 20s Sues Medical Supply Company for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation
- Administrative Assistant Sues Dean of Berkeley Law School
Walnut Creek Employment Lawyers — Handling Cases Throughout California
Contact Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, today at 800-652-6137 to speak with an attorney. We hold responsible parties accountable, no matter how powerful they are. Our attorneys can help you recover damages that may include past and future medical treatment, wage loss, pain and suffering, and emotional distress and punitive damages, depending on your case.