If we’ve learned anything over the last few years with the rise of the “Me Too Movement,” it’s that sexual harassment is not okay. It doesn’t matter where you are, you do not have to simply put up with it, despite what our culture is or has been in the past.
Workplace sexual harassment can be particularly harmful because it affects your income and livelihood. Often, people feel stuck between doing the right thing and putting up with it so they can keep their job.
We want you to know that you have a voice.
Our sexual harassment attorneys in Los Angeles are ready to help you. At Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers, sexual harassment in the workplace is something we take seriously. If you’ve been harassed at work, we want you to know that we hear you and we will help.
What Is Sexual Harassment?
If you’ve been touched or grabbed inappropriately in the workplace, then you’ve experienced sexual harassment. If someone has tried to kiss you, whether on the lips or on the cheek, and you were uncomfortable with it, then they are sexually harassing you. Any unwanted physical contact in the workplace is out of bounds.
We also want you to know that sexual harassment is so much more than physical contact. It can also be psychological, done through words and actions, and that is just as damaging.
What does non-physical sexual harassment look like?
Maybe it’s a coworker who continually makes comments about how you dress or that they would like to go out with you, even after you’ve said no.
Perhaps it is a boss who says something like, “We could certainly use her because she’s the best-looking person here.”
Nobody should be comfortable with that. Job performance should never be based on how someone looks or responds to demeaning comments.
Keep It Quiet
For a long time, it was understood that those experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace should just keep it quiet. It was hinted at that if someone reported harassment, they might be demoted or lose their job. People would say that it would be best for everyone involved if the incident just wasn’t mentioned.
In many places, that is still the workplace culture. It is wrong.
You do not have to keep it quiet.
A New Age
The “Me Too Movement” that has swept across the country has highlighted a problem that has always been around but hasn’t been talked about enough. The movement has brought to light behaviors that were once deemed acceptable but never should have been.
Most importantly, the movement has encouraged people to stand up for themselves and ensure they are no longer sexually harassed in the workplace. Workplace behaviors are being redefined for the better.
Contact us at Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers by clicking here or calling us at 310-527-6994. Our sexual harassment attorneys in Los Angeles will make sure your voice is heard and that you are treated fairly. Nobody deserves to be uncomfortable or intimidated at work.