Pasadena Sexual Harassment Attorneys
Protecting the Rights of Employees
Sexual harassment is a serious issue that can have a lasting impact on the victim. It is also illegal. If you have been sexually harassed at work, you have the right to take legal action against your employer. At the Law Offices of Paul P. Cheng & Associates, our Pasadena sexual harassment lawyers are committed to helping victims of sexual harassment obtain justice. We understand the emotional and financial toll that sexual harassment can take on a person, and we are here to help you fight for the fair recovery you are owed.
What Is Sexual Harassment?
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that is prohibited by both state and federal law. It can occur in a variety of settings, including the workplace, schools, and public places. In the workplace, sexual harassment can occur between coworkers, between a supervisor and an employee, or between an employer and a job applicant. It can also occur between an employee and a non-employee, such as a client or customer.
There are two main types of sexual harassment:
- Quid pro quo harassment: This type of harassment occurs when a supervisor or employer makes an employee’s submission to sexual advances a condition of employment or when the employee’s submission to or rejection of the sexual advances is used as the basis for an employment decision, such as hiring, firing, or promotion.
- Hostile work environment harassment: This type of harassment occurs when an employee is subjected to unwelcome sexual conduct that is so severe or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment. The conduct can be either verbal or physical and can include sexual jokes, comments, or innuendos, sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other conduct of a sexual nature.
It is important to note that not all offensive conduct that is sexual in nature is considered sexual harassment. To be considered sexual harassment, the conduct must be unwelcome. This means that the victim must have either expressed their opposition to the conduct or must have felt the conduct was offensive or intimidating. Additionally, the conduct must be severe or pervasive enough to create a hostile work environment or to result in an adverse employment decision.
What Are the Legal Remedies for Sexual Harassment?
If you have been sexually harassed at work, you have the right to take legal action against your employer. Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to file a lawsuit against your employer in state or federal court.
If you are successful in your claim, you may be entitled to the following legal remedies:
- Back pay
- Front pay
- Compensatory damages
- Punitive damages
- Attorney’s fees and costs
It is important to note that there are strict deadlines for filing a sexual harassment claim. If you fail to file your claim within the applicable deadline, you may be barred from recovering any compensation for your damages. For this reason, it is important to consult with an experienced sexual harassment attorney as soon as possible after the harassment occurs.
How Can an Attorney Help with My Sexual Harassment Case?
Sexual harassment cases can be complex, and it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side. At the Law Offices of Paul P. Cheng & Associates, we have been representing clients in various legal matters for more than 17 years. We understand the laws that apply to these cases, and we know what it takes to win. We will work closely with you to gather the evidence needed to prove your claim and to build a strong case on your behalf. Our team will handle all of the legal aspects of your case so that you can focus on your career.
What Are the Signs of Sexual Harassment?
Sexual harassment can be difficult to identify, especially if you are not familiar with the signs. However, it is important to be able to recognize the signs of sexual harassment so that you can take action to protect your rights. If you believe that you have been sexually harassed, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can help you determine whether you have a valid claim and can guide you through the process of filing a claim.
Some of the most common signs of sexual harassment include:
- Unwanted sexual advances
- Requests for sexual favors
- Sexual comments or jokes
- Sexual innuendos
- Sexually suggestive gestures
- Sexually explicit emails, text messages, or social media posts
- Unwanted touching
- Sexual assault
- Sexual battery
- Forced sexual activity
- Forced exposure to pornography
- Forced exposure to sexual acts
- Forced exposure to sexual materials
- And more
If you are being subjected to any of these behaviors, it is important that you seek legal advice immediately. An experienced attorney can help you explore your options and protect your rights.
We Are Ready to Fight for Your Rights!
No one should have to suffer through sexual harassment – we can provide the legal guidance and support that you need to protect yourself and stand up for your rights. With our skilled attorneys by your side, we will work tirelessly to ensure that justice is served in your case. Don’t wait another day - contact us now!
Together, let’s take a stand against sexual harassment – because everyone deserves a safe and respectful workplace.
Our team strives to provide focused and driven action in order to give your case the focus that it deserves. We are proud to offer each potential client a free consultation. Contact the Law Offices of Paul P. Cheng & Associates today to find out how we can help you achieve the resolution you need.