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Protect Employers from Hostile Work Environments

A single comment about your weight, appearance, or personality at work can be disturbing. A consistent pattern of these kinds of remarks could mean you have grounds to file a workplace harassment claim.

Under the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, it is unlawful for an employer or individual to harass an employee because of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age or sexual orientation. The harassment on this basis must be sufficiently severe or pervasive such that it alters the conditions of employment and creates a hostile working environment.

If you feel you or another employee are being subjected to a hostile work environment, contact the Los Angles employee harassment attorneys at the Law Offices of Scott R. Ames today.

Sexual Harassment & “Quid Pro Quo”

Sexual harassment is one of the most prevalent forms of workplace harassment in the United States. Under U.S. law, it is illegal for an employee to condition a job benefit, or threaten any job detriment, in exchange for sexual favors. This type of harassment is referred to as “quid pro quo” harassment. Other forms of sexual harassment include:

  • Making sexual gestures at an employee
  • Creating lewd pictures of an employee
  • Calling an employee by sexual slurs
  • Inappropriate touching (virtually any undesired touching)
  • Threatening or demoting an employee after having sexual advances rejected

What about human resources?

In some cases, harassment can be settled by speaking to an HR representative. However, this is not always enough to stop harassment coming from company leadership. It is unfortunate, but many people have found HR is not as protective of their rights as it needs to be. In some cases, human resources consider protecting the company their primary job, not protecting the employees. As a result, while HR may be able to curb harassment among peers, they can be less effective when the problem is coming from company leadership.

Talking to your HR representative before taking legal action is not a bad idea, but keep in mind that your company cannot retaliate against you for speaking to a lawyer. It may be in your best interests to discuss the situation with an attorney before speaking to HR so that you can start taking steps to protect yourself if HR fails to stop the harassment.

Contact Our Trustworthy Employment Lawyers in Los Angeles

In addition to harassment charges, the lawyers at the Law Offices of Scott R. Ames also represent people who have been victims of workplace discrimination. We work very closely with our clients, and have witnessed how personally these incidents can affect people in their professional and personal lives. We are committed to helping people create a safe workplace where their rights are protected.

Call (310) 935-0225 to discuss your case with an experienced Los Angeles employment law attorney.

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