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What Legal Rights Do Sexual Harassment Victims Have?

Every individual has the right to work in an environment that is non-discriminatory and free from hostility. At a fundamental level, this means that one should be able to work without experiencing sexual harassment. If someone violates this right, a victim of sexual harassment can seek justice by filing a civil lawsuit or a complaint with organizations like EEOC and DFEH in California. It’s important to note that regardless of any retaliation by an employer or harasser, it’s illegal to retaliate against an employee for filing a sexual harassment complaint or lawsuit.

By filing a lawsuit or complaint, a victim of sexual harassment can obtain an order that puts an end to the harasser’s behavior and also holds the employer accountable for enabling such conduct. A sexual harassment victim can also recover financial damages for any financial loss caused by the harassment and for pain and suffering.

Report The Harassment

It can be challenging and overwhelming to report sexual harassment, but it is crucial to take action to protect yourself and hold the perpetrator accountable. Here are the steps to follow when reporting sexual harassment in Los Angeles:

  • Step 1: Document the incidents It is essential to write down all the details of the harassment incidents, including the date, time, location, and what was said or done. Keep any emails, text messages, or other evidence that may support your claim.
  • Step 2: Talk to a trusted person It can be helpful to talk to someone you trust, such as a friend, family member, or therapist, about the harassment. This person can provide emotional support and help you decide what steps to take next.
  • Step 3: Report the harassment to your employer Report the harassment to your employer as soon as possible. Check your employee handbook or speak with your human resources representative to understand your company’s policies for reporting sexual harassment. Be sure to provide as much detail as possible about the incidents.
  • Step 4: File a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) If your employer doesn’t take appropriate action, you can file a complaint with the EEOC, which investigates claims of workplace discrimination, including sexual harassment. You can file a complaint online, by mail, or in person at a local EEOC office.
  • Step 5: File a complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) You can also file a complaint with the DFEH, which enforces California’s anti-discrimination laws. The DFEH can investigate your claim and may be able to help you resolve the issue.
  • Step 6: Contact an attorney If you’re not getting the help you need from your employer, the EEOC, or the DFEH, you may want to speak with an attorney who specializes in sexual harassment cases. An attorney can help you understand your legal options and may be able to represent you in court.
  • Step 7: Take care of yourself Reporting sexual harassment can be emotionally draining, so it is essential to take care of yourself. Seek support from a therapist or counselor, and take time off work if necessary. Remember, you have the right to work in an environment free from harassment and discrimination.

Can You File An Anonymous Sexual Harassment Complaint?

To report sexual harassment at work, it is recommended that you comply with your employer’s reporting requirements and file an anonymous complaint if possible. In California, employers are obligated to set up a system that enables employees to report sexual harassment without revealing their identity. If you file an anonymous claim, your employer must take necessary measures to maintain your anonymity and take appropriate action to resolve the issue. Employers are not allowed to retaliate against employees who report harassment or discrimination at work. If your employer fails to resolve the matter or takes action against you, you can consider filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which will investigate the claim and attempt to resolve it through mediation. If the issue cannot be resolved, you may be able to file a lawsuit against your employer. It is recommended that you seek legal representation to protect your anonymity if you plan to file an anonymous complaint. You can schedule a free and confidential consultation with Sexual Harassment Los Angeles by calling (888) 530-4565.

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Sexual Harassment Retaliation At Work

You have been a victim of workplace harassment where your manager used vulgar language with you on several occasions, creating a hostile environment. To address the issue, you followed the company’s policy on sexual harassment and reported the manager to the human resources department. Unfortunately, you have experienced retaliation in the form of a demotion, pay cut, and loss of preferred work shifts to a new employee, without any explanation. This is a common occurrence for many employees each year, and it is referred to as retaliation. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has reported that retaliation is the most commonly alleged form of discrimination in the workplace.

What Is Retaliation?

The Civil Rights Act not only protects employees from sexual harassment in the workplace, but it also safeguards them against retaliation. Retaliation occurs when an employer punishes an employee for filing complaints about discrimination or sexual harassment in the workplace. Whistleblowers (employees who report unsafe workplace practices) are also protected under various federal laws. Retaliation can take different forms, including demotion, salary reduction, job termination, denial of raise, promotion, or training opportunities, job reassignment, undesirable schedules, poor performance reviews, micromanagement, and exclusion from staff activities. Retaliation can be blatant or subtle, such as switching an employee to a night shift knowing they have children, making their life more difficult. Any negative action taken by an employer following a harassment claim is considered potential retaliation. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) considers retaliation illegal, even if the claim was untrue, provided the employee made the complaint in good faith. In other words, employers are not legally permitted to retaliate simply because the reported sexual harassment never occurred in the workplace.

What To Do About Workplace Retaliation

Not all employer actions that are unfavorable to an employee constitute retaliation. Retaliation specifically refers to actions that negatively impact employment and can establish the basis for a legal claim. If you suspect that an employer, manager, or any other party is retaliating against you in the workplace, our California attorneys can provide assistance. Our law firm has multiple offices located throughout California, and we accept cases from all over the state. Our experienced lawyers can investigate your claim and determine whether retaliation is taking place. By working with our team of skilled attorneys, you can receive the support you need to obtain justice and move forward after experiencing workplace retaliation.

In some cases, we may suggest that you speak with your human resources department to discuss the situation. It is possible that there may be an alternative reason for your employer’s actions that is unrelated to your recent complaint. However, if your employer is unable to provide a valid explanation for the negative changes in your employment, you may have indeed become a victim of retaliation.

EEOC Types Of Retaliation

  1. Giving a lower performance evaluation or reprimanding the employee
  2. Transferring the employee to a less desirable position
  3. Engaging in verbal or physical abuse
  4. Threatening or making reports to authorities, such as immigration or the police
  5. Increasing scrutiny on the employee
  6. Spreading false rumors or treating a family member negatively
  7. Making the employee’s work more difficult
  8. Taking any adverse action against an employee associated with someone who reported sexual harassment
  9. Disparaging the employee to others or in the media.

What Can I Do If I’ve Been Retaliated Against For Reporting Sexual Harassment?

If you experience any negative consequences after reporting sexual harassment in the workplace, it may be grounds for legal action. Retaliation could take the form of a pay decrease, demotion, change in workload, written warnings, or even termination. If you have experienced any of these situations or if you have noticed changes in your work environment since filing a complaint, you can contact Sexual Harassment Los Angeles. Our team specializes in handling cases like these, and we can discuss the situation further with you to determine if we can assist you.

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