We want our workplaces to be just that, places where we get our work done, and come home to our family and spend time with our loved ones. We do not want our workplaces to be uncomfortable environments with untoward and uninvited sexual propositions. The sexual harassment lawyers at Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers wish to discuss a recent Los Angeles case involving our judicial system.
What happened in this sexual harassment Incident?
In October 2020, a law clerk in Los Angeles finally settled her lawsuit alleging that a former justice sexually harassed her for five years. He was finally removed from the bench for an ongoing history of this kind of conduct.
According to the Commission on Judicial Performance, ex-Justice Jeffery Johnson had touched four women without their consent, including an associate justice, who said Johnson had groped her breasts and buttocks. Johnson constantly asked his law clerk, Trisha Velez, for coffee and finally, she consented, fearing for her job.
During coffee, he would consistently ask probing questions about her previous relationships, and Johnson stated he was unhappy in his married life, but he would “never leave her bed” if he was with Velez.
This is a work environment anyone would dread; people who abuse their power need to be brought to justice and never do it again.
The Strain of Being Sexually Harrassed
The stress of being sexually harassed is severe. Every meeting becomes At Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers, our Los Angeles sexual assault attorneys want to help you in your challenging position so you can be protected as you seek to do the right thing today.
Sexual harassment victims deal with problems such as:
- Harassment from authorities
- Loss of employment
- Psychological issues such as high anxiety, stress, and panic attacks
- Loss of income
- Other forms of retaliation
To fight sexual harassment you need courage but you also need support, people behind you who are wanting to fight this battle with you. We want to offer you the protection and support you need as you hold people accountable for their heinous and terrible acts. The work environment is meant to be free from being harassed, stared at, and asked inappropriate and private questions. Dealing with sexual harassment is also tough because people either tend to not believe the victim or simply explaining, documenting, and recalling the incidents is tough. We want to be in your corner starting today.
Call us today for a free consultation on your case
If you or somebody you love is in a sexual harassment situation in the Los Angeles area, please contact us immediately. We want to act as quickly as possible to assist you as best we can. We pledge to conduct a full investigation into your claim so we can secure the compensation you need. This can include:
- Lost wages
- Punitive damages
- Psychological care
- Expenses due to retaliation