Sexual harassment is detrimental to everyone in the workplace. Not only does this type of behavior impact the morale of the workforce, but more importantly, it is emotionally and psychologically devastating to the victim. At the Rager Law Firm, our attorney is standing by to help if you need a Los Angeles sexual harassment attorney. We have extensive experience handling workplace sexual harassment cases, and we understand what it takes to investigate these incidents, determine liability, and help victims obtain the justice and compensation they need.
Sexual harassment is still prevalent in the workplace
We want to be clear that sexual harassment can happen to any person in the workplace, regardless of their gender, sexuality, or gender identity. Yes, the #MeToo movement has certainly brought to light just how much sexual harassment is still a problem for women in the workforce. In fact, an NPR study shows that nearly 40% of women have experienced sexual harassment during their lifetime.
However, please do not understand this means that men do not suffer from harassment. They can, and they do. Additionally, members of the LGBTQ+ community also suffer from high rates of sexual harassment in the workplace, particularly transgender individuals.
What does workplace sexual harassment look like in LA?
Workplace sexual harassment takes place in many forms in Los Angeles. This includes comments, leering, and/or even more subtle forms. There are also situations where the entire workforce is permeated with sexually harassing innuendo.
Sexual harassment can be physical. In fact, physical sexual harassment is perhaps the most well-known type of harassment in the workplace and involves direct physical contact with another person. This can include:
Any type of unwanted touching of the body, clothing, or hair
Non-consensual hugging or kissing
Unwanted and uninvited shoulder or neck massages
Purposely brushing up against somebody
Purposely standing too close to somebody else
Sexual harassment can also be non-physical. In fact, verbal and non-verbal sexual harassment is incredibly common. Verbal sexual harassment can take the form of comments:
About Another person’s looks
Discussing sexual activities
Referring to another person by names such as “sweetheart,” “baby,” “darling,” etc.
Additionally, non-verbal sexual harassment can include intimidation tactics such as standing too close to a coworker, blocking doorways, making sexual gestures, or staring at a person.
SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION WITH A SEXUAL HARASSMENT ATTORNEY LOS ANGELES
If you are in a situation where you are being sexually harassed at work, do not hesitate to call Rager Law Firm. Our team of sexual harassment lawyers in Los Angeles and other legal professionals will do what they can to make sure it comes to an end, or you are legally compensated for your ordeal. Give us a call today for a free consultation and let us come up with a plan of attack to remedy the wrong that has been done. The longer you wait, the more detrimental to your case it can be. Give us a call today for an appointment.
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