Facing Sexual Harassment at Work? You Have Options.

Every employee has the right to work in an environment that is free of discrimination and harassment. If you are struggling at work due to sexual harassment, you have options. At the law office of Palmer Rodak & Associates, with offices in Oceanside and Del Mar, we can clearly explain your options and be your legal advocates and support if you choose to take action against your employer.

Know your rights: By law, your employer cannot take any adverse actions against you for reporting workplace sexual harassment. If you have been demoted or fired for reporting sexual harassment, talk to a lawyer as soon as possible.

Examples of Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment can involve any unwanted behavior that is sexual in nature. Sexual harassment can produce a hostile work environment, interfering with an employee's job satisfaction and ability to do his or her job.

Sexual harassment at work can occur between a supervisor and an employee, or between employees. Both are wrong and both are illegal. Examples of actions that can constitute workplace sexual harassment include:

  • Offers of compensation or promotion in exchange for sexual favors
  • Verbal sexual advances
  • Sexual innuendos
  • Sexually explicit jokes
  • Repeated requests for dates
  • Offensive name-calling
  • Stalking
  • Invasion of personal space
  • Unwanted physical touching (pinching, hugging, patting, punching, or massaging)

You should never feel embarrassed to take legal action against your employer for failing to address workplace sexual harassment. Although the situation may be uncomfortable, holding your employer responsible sends a positive message to all victims of sexual harassment. With legal action, we can hold the responsible parties accountable and protect others from these same harmful practices.

Contact a Trusted Lawyer About Workplace Harassment

If you are experiencing workplace harassment or discrimination, contact a trusted attorney from our firm to schedule a confidential consultation. We can explain your rights as an employee, legal options, and options for pursuing compensation.