You have a right to be free from sexual harassment at work. It's as simple as that.
Sexual harassment is by far the most prevalent form of harassment individuals experience in the workplace. Sexual harassment violates the law when it is so severe or constant that it alters the conditions of the victim's employment and creates a hostile work environment.
Sexual harassment is illegal under both federal and California law. In California, sexual harassment is prohibited for employers of any size.
Sexual harassment takes many forms. Being the subject of sexually-charged jokes or pranks, being touched or whistled at, sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or other verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature can qualify as sexual harassment.
Moreover, sexual harassment can be perpetrated by a variety of individuals that are not limited to co-workers and supervisors, but also include business invitees and/or vendors who visit or are present in the workplace or at work-related events.
At LOPK, we strive to abolish the existence of sexual harassment in the workplace and advocate regularly for workplace reform and awareness of what constitutes sexual harassment. No one should be made to feel that their job depends on their participation in work-related social activities and/or interaction with certain business professionals and/or business clients to promote their employer's business interests.
We have experience in representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants in this area and are uniquely suited both to assist employers in creating a hostile-free work environment free from sexual harassment and to assist victims of sexual harassment navigate the uncertain waters of reporting and claiming their right to enjoy the benefits of employment free from harassment.
If you feel you have been the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, please do not hesitate to contact us to learn how we can assist you in seeking justice for the harassment you have endured and in taking your place in an harassment-free work environment.
Or, if you are faced with defending against claims of sexual harassment, we are here to assist you in the defense of those claims and ensuring against future actions by providing counsel in preventive legal solutions for creating and maintaining a harassment-free work environment.