Sexual Harassment

Experienced Sexual Harassment Lawyers in Southern California to Protect Your Rights

Even though it is illegal and most employers offering training and education to employees regarding it, sexual harassment is still prevalent in the workplace. If you’ve been the victim of sexual harassment at work, you might feel stressed, embarrassment, anxious, and overwhelmed. No one deserves to endure harassment of any kind in the workplace and at Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping individuals, male or female, who have experienced sexual harassment. You might feel like there is nothing you can do or that no one is listening, but our compassionate and experienced sexual harassment lawyers in Southern California are here to stand up for your rights and help you navigate this challenging situation.

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

What is Considered Sexual Harassment in California?

Both federal and state laws prohibit sexual harassment. The federal Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, makes sexual harassment an illegal form of discrimination that comes with serious consequences. California also has a state law, the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) that prohibits sexual harassment.

It is important to note that federal law and California state law define sexual harassment differently. Federal law defines sexual harassment as behavior that creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision. In California, sexual harassment is defined as unwanted sexual advances or visual, verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.

Common Types of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Many different types of conduct can qualify as sexual harassment, but there are two common types of sexual harassment found in the workplace. These include quid pro quo harassment and hostile work environment.

Quid Pro Quo Harassment: This occurs when employment decisions, such as hiring, promotion, or benefits, are contingent on the victim’s submission to or tolerance of sexual advances or demands. It’s a blatant form of sexual harassment where employment opportunities are used as leverage for sexual favors.

Hostile Work Environment: A hostile work environment arises when unwelcome sexual conduct, comments, or behavior create an intimidating, offensive, or hostile atmosphere in the workplace. This type of harassment goes beyond the occasional sexually charged comment where persistent comments and/or actions can affect an individual’s ability to perform their job effectively.

Examples of sexual harassment at work include:

  • Unwelcome sexual advances or propositions.
  • Implying employment or promotion is contingent on accepting sexual advances or providing sexual favors to superiors.
  • Leering Looks
  • Offensive gestures or touching.
  • Comments about a person’s body, appearance, or sexual activity.
  • Conduct that shows hostility based on sex or gender.
  • Jokes and Innuendos

If you believe that you have or are experiencing sexual harassment, Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison is here to help. Our compassionate sexual harassment lawyers offer free initial consultations and everything you say is confidential! 

Steps to Take if You Are Experiencing Sexual Harassment

Experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace can be very troubling. However, taking the right steps is crucial to protecting your rights and seeking justice. If you find yourself facing sexual harassment at work, you should consider taking the following steps:

  • Document Incidents: Keep a detailed record of any incidents of sexual harassment, including dates, times, locations, individuals involved, and descriptions of what occurred.
  • Report the Harassment: Notify your employer, HR department, or a supervisor in writing about the harassment. You should submit a complaint in writing, preferably by email, and retain a copy for yourself. Follow your company’s internal procedures for reporting any incidents.
  • Preserve Evidence: Save any relevant emails, texts, voicemails, or documents related to the harassment. This evidence can be invaluable in building a strong case.
  • Seek Legal Advice: Consult with an experienced sexual harassment lawyer to understand your rights and legal options.

Filing a sexual harassment claim might seem intimidating but remember that it is illegal for your employer to retaliate against you. With decades of experience handling sexual harassment cases, you can trust the understanding lawyers at Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison to help you through the process.

What Compensation Can You Seek for a Sexual Harassment Case?

Victims of sexual harassment in the workplace may be entitled to various forms of compensation, including:

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

With decades of experience, the dedicated legal team at Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison is ready to help you recover damages for the sexual harassment you experienced. No matter what types of conduct your case involves, we can help you seek the compensation you deserve.

Why You Need a Sexual Harassment Lawyer

Navigating the complexities of sexual harassment cases demands the expertise of a skilled lawyer that knows the ins and outs of sexual harassment. At Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison, we are considered one of the best sexual harassment lawyers in Southern California because:

  • Our team has secured hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
  • We understand that each sexual harassment case is unique and tailor our legal strategies accordingly.
  • We have vast experience negotiating with and litigating sexual 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.

At Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison, we have extensive experience with sexual harassment cases and an excellent track record of securing positive outcomes for our clients.

Contact Our Sexual Harassment Lawyers in Southern California

If you feel you have been subjected to sexual harassment in your workplace, it’s essential to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Contact Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison Law Firm today at (800) 435-7542 for a free initial consultation. We will help you gather evidence for your case and guide you through the complicated and confusing process of pursuing a formal complaint against your employer within relevant deadlines. Our dedicated sexual harassment lawyers are committed to helping you assert your rights and attain the justice you deserve.