Unfortunately, sexual harassment in the workplace is still quite common. Sexual harassment is often unwitnessed, unrecognized, ignored, or simply tolerated. If an employee has been subjected to unwanted touching, inappropriate comments, unwelcome sexual discussions, or has been the victim of a supervisor using his position of power to manipulate the employee for sexual favors, this constitutes sexual harassment and should not be tolerated.
More often than not, there are no witnesses to sexual harassment. Sexual predators in the workplace often engage in sexually harassing behavior when they are alone with their victims and no one is around to witness the sexual advances or offensive words. But even with the absence of witnesses, we have a successful track record of helping victims of sexual harassment recover compensation for their harms and losses.
Michael Justice has 28 years of experience litigating sexual harassment cases. It is not unusual for a company to compound its legal exposure by failing to act after the victim complains about the sexual harassment. Sometimes, the company takes the side of the harasser and tells the sexual harassment victim that she needs to toughen up, or just simply understand her boss’s unusual personality. Michael often represents victims of sexual harassment who have been retaliated against after complaining.
In California, putting up with sexual harassment should never be part of the work environment. And just like discrimination cases, sexual harassment cases are governed by strict prelitigation procedures that must be followed before the victimized employee is entitled to file a lawsuit. If you have been the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, you need a lawyer with experience handling prelitigation procedures, the investigation, the intricacies of the court system, and the ability to prove difficult facts that are often unwitnessed, and hotly contested.