Workplace harassment is offensive conduct intended to make an individual or a particular group or class of people feel intimidated, uncomfortable, unwanted or abused. Harassment upon a protected class is illegal and numerous California and federal laws protect individuals from this unsavory conduct. Workplace harassment violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and therefore qualifies as discriminatory behavior (sexual harassment is the most prevalent form of harassment in the workplace). If you have been subjected to harassment in the workplace, you may have a viable claim for damages from your employer if they failed to take appropriate action to halt the offensive conduct. It is highly advisable to seek experienced and knowledgeable legal counsel from a Los Angeles workplace harassment lawyer as soon as possible in order to preserve your rights to pursue compensation. Grey Law employment law attorneys offer a free case review to victims of workplace harassment. You can schedule your appointment by calling 1-800-GREY-LAW.
There are various forms of conduct that qualifies as harassment in the workplace. Signs of workplace harassment include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Unwanted, uninvited and unwelcomed behavior that is hostile in nature
- Harassing behavior does not have to be physical, and often is not physical
- Hostile, aggressive, aversive, negative behavior or conduct
- The conduct is often directed at a particular group or class
- The target of the harassment may include the following:
- Ethnic groups, races, those of a particular national origin,
- Those of a particular sexual preference, gender, age, religion, color, background or disability
- Anyone who is considered different from or at odds with the harasser(s)
The employer has the duty to take proactive reasonable steps to stop and prevent harassment. California law requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide harassment training on a regular basis to those in supervisory positions. Employers must also investigate incidents of harassment and take appropriate action to remedy harassment situations. The laws are quite complex and it would be wise to seek advice from a Los Angeles workplace harassment attorney in order to make sure the workplace is in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
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If you have been subjected to workplace harassment you may pursue compensation in a claim against the responsible parties. Ask your Los Angeles harassment attorney how much time you have to file your claim, as there are specific deadlines or statutes of limitations, that must be adhered to. Grey Law offers a complimentary consultation in which you can discuss your case and review your legal options. Employment harassment claims may be accepted on a contingency fee basis, which means that legal fees are deducted only if your case is settled or won in court. To schedule your free case review, contact Grey Law by calling 1-800-GREY-LAW.