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To proceed with a sexual harassment claim in California, it is often highly beneficial to have a skilled sexual harassment attorney on your side.

Sexual Harassment Attorney San Francisco

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.

Types of Sexual Harassment in California

Sexual harassment will typically fall into one of these two main categories. These are:

  • Quid Pro Quo: This is when you are asked to do something as a favor and the offender promises something else in return. For example, an employee who is asked for a sexual favor in order to get a job or receive a promotion. This is illegal and should not be tolerated.
  • Hostile Work Environment: A hostile work environment is when you are subject to verbal taunts and harassment from a co-worker based on sex. It affects your ability to work and creates a miserable work environment.

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.

How do You Handle Sexual Harassment Reporting?

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.

Retaining a San Francisco Sexual Harassment Attorney

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.

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