Defining Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Sexual harassment is any unwanted sexual advance or conduct on the job that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment. Any conduct of a sexual nature that makes an employee uncomfortable has the potential to be sexual harassment.
Given this broad definition, it is not surprising that sexual harassment comes in many forms.
Protecting the Rights of Sexual Harassment Victims
In recent years, employers and employees have become more sensitized to sexual harassment. People know that it is against the law. But sexual harassment still exists in many workplaces.
Sexual harassment in the workplace is about offensive and unwanted conduct that can include, but isn’t limited to the following:
- Wrongful termination or retaliation for refusing sexual advances
- Gender Discrimination
- Hostile Work Environment
- Offensive jokes or invasions of personal space
- Repeated Inappropriate and unwanted sexual or gender related statements
- Unwanted physical touching
- Failure of employers to prevent sexual misconduct by other employees.
Diligent discovery can bring out the truth
The lawyers at Gruenberg Law in San Diego know that many employers will do everything possible to hide sexual harassment in the workplace. We have the experience and determination to get to the truth through the discovery process — questioning the people involved. Sexual harassment rarely occurs as an isolated incident. In many cases, the cover up attempt including retaliation proves the case.
Contact us to discuss a sexual harassment claim against an employer. Josh Gruenberg and his team are experienced attorneys with outstanding case results. Gruenberg Law will aggressively pursue your sexual harassment claim against your employer and the perpetrator.