Experienced Workplace Harassment Lawyers in Southern California to Protect Your Rights

At Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison Law Firm, we believe that everyone deserves a fair and safe work environment as promised under the law. If you have been the victim of illegal harassment at work by supervisors or coworkers, it’s normal to feel both angry and ashamed. Our workplace harassment attorneys in Southern California understand how you feel and know the impact this can have on your professional and personal life. Our dedicated team of workplace harassment lawyers will stand beside you every step of the way, fighting aggressively for the most beneficial outcome possible to your case. 

Facing harassment at work? Contact our workplace harassment lawyers in Southern California today to learn more about your options!

What Qualifies as Workplace Harassment in California?

Few individuals go through their entire career without running into hostile coworkers or supervisors. But when does that hostile behavior cross the line into workplace harassment? Under California law, workplace harassment based on the following protected characteristics is prohibited:

  • Age (If Over 40)
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Sex/Gender
  • Religion
  • Disability
  • Nationality
  • Marital status
  • Pregnancy
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Medical Condition, Including AIDs or HIV Diagnosis

Harassment may take the form of physical intimidation or unwanted physical interactions, verbal abuse like off-color jokes, insults, and derogatory comments, displaying of derogatory images, unwelcome questions about protected characteristics (especially during hiring), or, in the case of sexual harassment, unwanted sexual advances. These actions become illegal when the conduct is severe or persistent enough to create a hostile work environment or results in an adverse employment decision.

Common Types of Workplace Harassment

Workplace harassment can manifest in several ways. At Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison, we have an extensive track record successfully representing victims of all kinds of harassment in the workplace, including:

  • Sexual Harassment: Inappropriate sexual advances, unwanted sexual contact, coercion for sexual favors, or inappropriate comments, behavior, or touching.
  • Racial Harassment: Offensive remarks, racial slurs, or derogatory comments targeting an individual’s race, ethnicity, or skin color.
  • Religious Harassment: Offensive comments, ridicule, or mistreatment due to an individual’s religious beliefs, practices, garb, or grooming practices.
  • Hostile Work Environment/Workplace Harassment: Offensive behavior, discrimination, or harassment that creates a workplace atmosphere that is intimidating, offensive, or abusive.

This list is not all-encompassing of the workplace harassment cases that we handle. If you have been subjected to harassment at work based on any protect status, including but not limited to age, gender, identity and expression, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, our skilled harassment attorneys can help.

Steps to Take if You Are Experiencing Harassment in the Workplace

If you are experiencing workplace harassment, it’s crucial to take the following steps:

  • Report the Harassment: Notify your employer or HR department in writing (preferably email and retain a copy for yourself) about the harassment and provide them with your documentation. In doing so, comply with your company’s internal harassment reporting procedures. In many cases, employers are not liable for harassment unless it has been reported so be sure to keep a copy of any submitted complaints.
  • Document the Harassment: Keep detailed records of incidents of harassment. These notes should include a description of the incident including any specific words or actions used, dates, times, locations, and individuals involved.
  • Seek Legal Advice: Consult with an experienced workplace harassment lawyer to understand your rights and legal options.
  • Stay Composed: While working through this process, as difficult as it is, try to stay composed. Maintaining professionalism and avoiding retaliation can help your case in the long run.
  • Preserve Evidence: Save any relevant emails, texts, voicemails, or documents related to the harassment. This evidence can be invaluable in building a strong case.

Workplace harassment cases are very nuanced, so it is important to follow reporting procedures and maintain accurate records of incidents. Our workplace harassment lawyers in Southern California are here to discuss your case with you for free and under the strictest confidence. We can advise you of your rights and your potential for recovering monetary compensation for your suffering.

What Compensation Can You Seek for a Workplace Harassment Case?

When pursuing a workplace harassment case in Southern California, you may be eligible to seek compensation for various damages, including:

  • Lost wages due to harassment.
  • Compensation for future income losses resulting from the harassment.
  • Damages for emotional pain, suffering, and anxiety.
  • Punitive Damages
  • Attorney’s fees and legal costs associated with your case.

Our workplace harassment lawyers will evaluate your case’s unique circumstances and help you pursue the compensation you deserve.

Why You Need a Workplace Harassment Lawyer

Navigating a workplace harassment claim can be complex, and employers may attempt to undermine your case. Because it can be difficult to understand if a supervisor or coworker’s behavior rises to the level of workplace harassment, you should discuss your situation with an experienced harassment attorney.

At Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison, we are considered one of the top harassment lawyers in Southern California for several reasons:

  • Our team has secured hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
  • We understand that each workplace harassment case is unique and tailor our legal strategies accordingly.
  • We have vast experience negotiating with and litigating harassment cases of all types.
  • We have the #1 Jury Verdict in the United States for 2022.
  • We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won’t pay us unless we secure compensation for you.
  • We offer risk-free, no-obligation consultations, so you have nothing to lose by contacting us.

If you decide to pursue a claim, PLBH will provide representation and support every step of the way. Whether your case is resolved in negotiations or in litigation, we will work hard to present a compelling argument for you to receive full and fair compensation for your suffering.

Contact Our Workplace Harassment Lawyers in Southern California

Don’t let workplace harassment go unchecked. The dedicated workplace harassment lawyers at Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison Law Firm are here to support you, protect your rights, and seek justice. Contact us today at (800) 435-7542 to schedule a free initial consultation and take the first step towards reclaiming your workplace and your peace of mind. Remember, there is a time limit on workplace harassment claims, so do not delay in contacting us.