Workplace Sexual Harassment Lawyer
Protecting the Rights of Victims for 20+ Years
Both federal and California law protect employees from sexual harassment in the workplace. Such behavior is completely against the law and worth contesting.
At KMD Law, we have zero tolerance for harassment in the workplace. If you feel like you’ve been subjected to inappropriate comments or behaviors while on the job, we are prepared to provide the aggressive legal defense you deserve. Since 2000, founding attorney Keith M. Davidson has represented numerous clients with overwhelmingly positive results. Let us do the same for you.
Need a lawyer willing to fight for you no matter what? Contact KMD Law now.
What Are My Rights if I Was Sexually Harassed At Work?
Experiencing sexual harassment at work can lead to both physical and emotional pain for the victim. At KMD Law, we find this unacceptable. We are willing to do everything in our power to protect our clients who have been harassed, as well as provide the litigation and compensation they are entitled to.
As an employee, you have the following rights:
- Right to a safe work environment
- Right to report your workplace harassment to your employer
- Right to report your workplace harassment to the California DFEH, or other similar agency in other states
- Right to file a lawsuit against your employer for your workplace harassment
- Finally, you have the right to pursue financial compensation for the harm you have endured!
Workplace sexual harassment is a sensitive issue and should be handled with care. KMD Law can help you understand all your rights under the law and advise you of the best course of action. Our ultimate goal is to see you fairly compensated for the pain and suffering you have endured at the hands of a supervisor or co-worker.
Call (833) 456-3529 to get in contact with our workplace sexual assault lawyer.
What Counts as Workplace Sexual Harassment?
How can you tell if you or a coworker has been sexually harassed? Workplace sexual harassment includes conduct of a sexual nature that offends, distresses, humiliates, or otherwise affects a victim in a way that makes it difficult for him or her to perform their job.
It can consist of, but is not limited to:
- Non-consensual, purposeful physical contact
- Sexually charged or explicit questions and comments
- Leering or ogling
- Jokes or remarks about sex
- Persistently asking someone for a date, sex, or sexual favors
- Bribing someone for a date or sexual favors
- Attempted or actual non-consensual sexual contact
- Sexual contact between an employee and their supervisor
- Sending or displaying unsolicited images of a sexual or explicit nature
How Can I Report Sexual Harassment?
Even one instance of sexual harassment can create a hostile work environment and should therefore be reported as soon as possible. You don’t have to be the victim in order to come forward—California law dictates that any person who witnesses sexual harassment of any kind has a duty to report it.
Report the act of sexual harassment to the employer
If you've been sexually harassed at work, you should report the incident to your employer as soon as possible. Your employer has a legal responsibility to address harassment in the workplace and protect it's employees. Chances are, your complaint is not the first concerning the employee in question. Additionally, having a record of the harassment on file can be very beneficial if you decide to sue your employer at a later time.
Report the sexual harassment to a state or federal agency
Even if you've already reported the harassment to your employer, you still have the option to report the issue to a state or federal agency. Some states may require you to file an official complaint before you can sue your employer. Here is a full list of state FEPAs where claims can be filed.
Contact a Workplace Sexual Harassment Attorney from KMD Law!
KMD Law is here to offer support and legal guidance after incidences of workplace sexual harassment in California and across the nation. We've successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of clients who have been subjected to sexual abuse in the workplace, the entertainment industry, schools, and religious institutions.