Sexual Harassment Attorney

Everyone wants to work in an environment free of sexual harassment and coercion. Unfortunately, many people don't. Sexual harassment is all too common in the workplace, and can not only hinder productivity, but can also cause a cascade of emotional and financial consequences for the person being bullied as well as the employer. At Cable Gallagher, our sexual harassment lawyers know how to push back against hostile work environment situations or abusive authority figures targeting subordinates for sexual favors.

Two Shades Of Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment situations generally fall into one of two categories depending on the behavior of the aggressor:

  • Quid pro quo sexual harassment. This occurs when a boss or another authority figure in the workplace demands sexual favors in return for a promotion, raise, job security or another benefit. Similarly, quid pro quo also applies if the abuser demotes, fires, reassigns, or otherwise punishes a person who rejects his (or her) sexual demands.
  • Hostile work environment. This occurs when other people in the workplace habitually make sexually inappropriate comments, display inappropriate images, make sex-based jokes, or display any other type of sex-based behavior to the point where the work environment becomes toxic.

Document Everything. Take Your Time.

If you believe you are being sexually harassed at work, it's important that you start keeping a record of everything that happens to you at the workplace. You may also want to speak to other employees to see if anyone else has experienced similar things. Documentation and witnesses will help your case greatly if you do file a suit.

Be aware, however, that there is a statute of limitations for filing a sexual harassment lawsuit: one year from the last date of harassing behavior. In many cases, it would be difficult to walk back into a work environment the day after filing a sexual harassment lawsuit. The year-long statute of limitations allows you time to find a new job if you prefer, and then file your claim after you have left.

Explore Your Options. Call Us Today.

You don't have to endure sexual harassment to pay your bills. Our Folsom, California, employment attorneys can talk to you about how you can best stand up for yourself without fear of getting fired or going into a financial free fall. To make an appointment, email us or call us toll free at 800-618-5571.