Both women and men approach our work spaces every day to perform in the best possible way. However, on many occasions, this may not happen, not because we do not want to, but because we are limited. Many employees suffer abuse of power from their bosses during their workday, making them feel weak and acting against their will.
Workplace sexual harassment is something that should not be taken lightly, much less if said abuse is carried out by the employer. In this case, reporting the illegal act can be more complicated, since many people feel a certain fear of initiating legal action for this type of case. At Lipeles Law Group we are lawyers specializing in employment cases in California, so we are prepared to help you proceed in the event that you have suffered sexual abuse by your boss or a co-worker.
It is important that you know that there is a particular law in the United States, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act established in 1964 that prohibits employers from committing sexual abuse, including anything from physical attacks towards you and, in some cases, even approaches unwanted verbals. The law is on your side, so you should not be afraid when confronting your stalker.
Under the law, there are two particular cases of sexual harassment: quid pro quo harassment or creating a hostile work environment. In the first case, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission defines quid pro quo as the particular case in which the employer suggests sexual favors in exchange for obtaining benefits such as promotions or salary increases. In the second case, without involving sexual requests in exchange for work benefits, employees may feel diminished or harassed in their workplace, leading to the development of a hostile and intimidating environment. In this way, they will be prevented from doing their job properly since they will be worried about the behavior of their harasser in front of them.
Whatever situation you have experienced, remember that you are not alone. We have the best professionals, specialized in cases of this nature, ready to help you. We understand the situation you are experiencing and we will offer you support, containment and, above all, we seek justice so that your harasser does not go unpunished. Count on us!