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Sexual harassment is defined as any unwanted or threatening sexual advances or behaviors that occurs within the workplace, and can include anything from from verbal comments to physical assault. Sexual harassment in the workplace is considered employment discrimination and is illegal. Perpetrators single out victims based on the legally protected categories of gender and/or sexual orientation.

What Can an Employee Do About Workplace Sexual Harassment?

People who suffer sexual harassment are often afraid to report instances to their managers or human resources at their workplace. They may believe they are powerless victims and may also fear being fired or otherwise retaliated against for reporting instances of sexual harassment. However, employees who have been sexual harassed have strongly protected rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).

If your employer is not protecting your rights and allowing sexual harassment to occur in the workplace, you may be able to take legal action to protect your job, create a safe work environment, and receive monetary compensation. For a free, confidential consultation about your situation with an employment law attorney, call 818-915-6624 or email the Leichter Law Firm, APC today.

What Is Considered Sexual Harassment?

Many employees do not understand what constitutes sexual harassment, and may not feel comfortable reporting sexual harassment to others or confronting the abuser directly. It is important to note that sexual harassment can be perpetrated  by fellow co-workers, supervisors or managers, and even by customers or clients related to your work. It can occur privately, in the open and outside the workplace. It can be male-to-female, female-to-male, or same-sex harassment.

The following are several examples of sexual harassment:

  • Suggestive or demeaning comments about the way an employee looks or dresses
  • Unwelcome advances, repeated requests for dates, unwanted gifts, or stalking behavior
  • Undesired physical contact, such as touching, grabbing, pinching, hugging, or kissing
  • Bribes or threats (job benefits, or threats of termination)  involving unwanted sexual activities
  • Sexual text messages ("sexting"), e-mails, phone calls, or sexual pictures, jokes and innuendos
  • Verbally offensive sexual comments, slurs,  or gossip regarding a person's sexuality or sexual activity


Contact our Los Angeles, CA Law Office to Speak with a Sexual Harassment Attorney

If you think you are the victim of sexual harassment at work, you may want to obtain legal advice by speaking with an attorney who understands employment law.  The Leichter Law Firm can help. Our southern California office offers quality legal representation and responsive client service from our downtown Los Angeles law office. Call 818-915-6624 or email us for a no-cost, confidential consultation.


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