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Inland Empire Sexual Harassment Lawyers

Sexual harassment is prohibited by federal and state law. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 basically requires employers to prevent and/or stop sexual harassment in the workplace. This law applies to private and most public employers. California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) details sexual harassment, employer liability and complaint procedures. These laws are quite complex and it is advisable to consult with an experienced and knowledgeable sexual harassment attorney to determine what options may be available to you. Inland Empire Law Firm Fernandez & Lauby offers a complimentary sexual harassment case review. You can schedule this by calling 888-959-8508.

Sexual Harassment in California:

California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act:

  • “The Fair Employment and Housing Act defines harassment because of sex as including sexual harassment, gender harassment, and harassment based on pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.”

Sexual harassment:

  • Unwanted sexual advances
  • Visual, verbal or physical contact of a sexual nature

Sexual Harassment Violations Include the Following:

  • Offering employment benefits in exchange for sexual favors
  • Making or threatening reprisals after a negative response to sexual advances
  • Visual conduct: leering, making sexual gestures, displaying of suggestive objects or pictures, cartoons or posters
  • Derogatory verbal conduct
  • Verbal sexual advances, propositions
  • Verbal abuse of a sexual nature, graphic verbal commentaries about an individual’s body
  • Physical conduct: touching, assault, impeding or blocking movements

Inland Empire Sexual Harassment Employer Liability:

Employers are prohibited from harassing employees, sexually or otherwise. If there are complaints of harassment, the employer may be found liable whether or not management was aware of the situation. Additionally, there are numerous employer obligations under the Fair Employment and Housing Act’s sexual harassment policy. A few examples include, but are certainly not limited to, the following:

  • Employers are required to take all reasonable steps to prevent discrimination and harassment
  • Employers must post sexual harassment posters and distribute sexual harassment material that details the illegality of sexual harassment
  • In workplaces with 50 or more employees, two hours of sexual harassment preventative training must be provided to supervisors
  • Many other requirements apply, ask your attorney

Contact a Riverside/San Bernardino Sexual Harassment Lawyer for a Complimentary Case Review:

If you believe you are or were a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, Fernandez & Lauby can help you pursue the compensation that you may be entitled to. We provide personalized legal representation and have helped thousands of people over the years. Fernandez & Lauby offers a free case evaluation to assess your case and to discuss options that may be available to you. There are no upfront fees for contingency cases and no fees unless we resolve your case through settlement, verdict, award or judgment. To schedule your confidential case review, call Fernandez & Lauby at 888-959-8508.

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