To proceed with a sexual harassment claim in California, it is often highly beneficial to have a skilled sexual harassment attorney on your side.
Many people do not realize that sexual harassment is a form of discrimination. If an employer allows the behavior to continue, it can create a hostile work environment. However, you do not have to tolerate this type of behavior. You can start by reporting it to your direct supervisor or even to the Human Resources department. If the sexual harassment continues, then you may be entitled to recover compensation for your lost earnings, employment benefits, and even your emotional suffering.
At Bogaards Law, we are advocates for clients who have been sexually harassed. We are dedicated to protecting employees who have been sexually harassed or were the victim of some other type of employment discrimination. We work tirelessly and aggressively to pursue the at-fault party to help you recover from the damages you sustained.
Sexual harassment will typically fall into one of these two main categories. These are:
In some cases, employers also know the behavior is happening and they do nothing. If your employer is aware of the harassment and fails to address it, then they could be found liable for your resulting losses.
The first course of action should be to tell your immediate supervisor or the human resources department. The more information you can provide, the better the chances are that your claim will be successful. Keeping detailed records of the inappropriate behavior, such as diary entries every time the harassment occurs, can help down the line. When possible, include the names of witnesses who were there at the time of the incidents.
If you are experiencing sexual harassment at work and your employer is not handling the situation, then you may need to look at pursuing legal action. You have the right to work in a safe environment free from harassment and discrimination. Contact Bogaards Law today to schedule a consultation. We have been helping California employees receive the benefits and compensation to which they are entitled for many years.
Female student was sexually abused by a male student at a local private middle school. The male student had abused other students in the past.
Disputed sexual molestation of high school male student by female teacher at private school.
Plaintiff was the executive assistant for the CEO of a Silicon Valley tech company for only a few years. She was fired for absenteeism and poor work performance; however, plaintiff had a personal relationship with the CEO’s family and claimed that the personal relationship both interfered with her ability to do her office work and lead to her termination.
Court trial in Marin County for breach of plaintiff’s employment contract as an office manager. Plaintiff had both a personal and work relationship with employer, a medical doctor.
Elder abuse case involving the death of a client’s father at a skilled nursing facility due to neglect, dehydration, and open wounds. Case settled at early mediation.
Elder abuse case involving the death of a fellow attorney’s mother within a month of moving into an upscale care facility in Marin County, because she was not given medications. Expedited settlement within three months of claim.
Wrongful death of the 20-year-old daughter of Renee and Israel Morales in the San Bruno PG&E gas pipeline explosion, with co-counsel John Feder. We were the second case to go to mediation resulting in one of the highest settlements in history. We also accompanied Renee Morales to the PG&E criminal trial over 5 years later.
Wrongful death of 94 year old petite grandmother who ran out into traffic in the middle of the block between parked cars against a red light. Our accident reconstruction expert found no liability- zero-against the driver who hit her.
Partial finger amputation of 8-year-old boy with comparative fault.
Plaintiff was an 85-year-old man attending a weekly Rotary meeting at the DoubleTree Hotel in Livermore. He slipped on wet tiles and broke his femur in four places.
Plaintiff slipped and fell on nacho cheese on the floor at a U.S.F. basketball game, injuring his knee and resulting in arthroscopic surgery.
Wrist fracture arising out of pedestrian/auto accident, no surgery.
Carbon monoxide poisoning case where clients, living in a ranch home in west Marin County, had only one day of exposure and no residual symptoms.
Bicyclist suffered broken wrist injury requiring multiple surgeries in no liability case.
Race car professional suffered neuropathic leg pain when race car driver backed up into him, while standing at metal table in hangar.
Homeowner slips on unsecured tarp in her foyer after coming downstairs and sues her general contractor doing her kitchen remodel. Homeowner suffers a severe elbow injury with surgery.
Cyclist gets doored by rideshare car. Bruising and scarring near eye and hand.
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I recently had to mediate a complex and difficult case, where opposing counsel and I agreed to use Debra as the mediator. I found her to be extraordinarily competent, empathetic and efficient in getting my case resolved.
Debra was very thorough, read through and understood all the materials, and was very well prepared. She privately met with the parties and impressed upon them the risks each of them faced by going to trial. As a result, the parties reached a compromise which was fair, and only accomplished because Debra was able to see the case from a good perspective from both the plaintiff and the defendant’s point of view.
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