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In the workplace, you should be safe from all forms of harassment, including unwanted sexual advances. If you have experienced any type of sexual harassment, from subtle remarks to witnessing inappropriate conduct in the workplace, you may have grounds for a claim. At the Law Offices of Scott R. Ames, we know that many employees are afraid to stand up to inappropriate conduct in the workplace, even that which creates a hostile work environment, due to fear of retaliation or even being fired. We're here to stand up for your rights if you have been a victim of any type of sexual harassment.

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What Is Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment is any type of unwanted or inappropriate behavior from a manager or one employee to another or even a non-employee. Employees of all genders can be victims of sexual harassment. Even if your job was not directly damaged by the behavior (such as being demoted or fired) but felt that you had to work in an uncomfortable environment as a result, you may still have a valid claim.

A few examples of sexual harassment in the workplace include:

  • Unwelcome advances
  • Requests for sexual favors
  • Inappropriate comments
  • Quid pro quo

Quid Pro Quo vs Hostile Work Environment

Workplace sexual harassment generally falls under one of two categories: Quid pro quo, and hostile work environment.

Quid pro quo involves the statement or implication that an employment benefit is available in exchange for a sexual favor, or would be revoked if this favor is not performed. This includes benefits such as recommendations, raises, promotions, or desired work assignments. A single incidence of quid pro quo is illegal, and employers can be liable for the actions of a supervisor engaging in this behavior.

A hostile work environment involves frequent or pervasive behavior of a sexual nature, including comments, advances, and requests. This can include displaying inappropriate media, sexual jokes, persistent and unwanted interactions, and interference with the ability of someone to move freely. In addition to the targeted person, employees who witness the harassment can also be victimized by a hostile work environment.

Seeking Justice for Sexual Harassment Cases

At the Law Offices of Scott R. Ames, we understand how difficult it can be to deal with any type of harassment in the workplace, especially when it is of a sexual nature. You may be worried about dealing with retaliation, discrimination, or even termination as a result of the incident(s). Fortunately, our firm is experienced in dealing with all types of employment law issues, including sexual harassment cases. We take the time to gain a thorough understanding of your allegations and build a strong case on your behalf to hold your employer responsible.

To learn more about how our caring Los Angeles sexual harassment attorney can help you, call us at (310) 935-0225.

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