The state of California is tough on sexual harassment and it keeps getting tougher by providing stricter and stronger protections for victims of sexual harassment. Employees in Inland Empire and throughout the rest of the state should understand that the state of California wants to protect sexual harassment victims, so do juries, and so do Inland Empire sexual harassment attorneys at Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers. If you are a victim of workplace sexual harassment, contact us to schedule a consultation.
Our sexual harassment attorneys will listen to the facts of your case, address your concerns, provide you with your legal options, and develop a strategy to ensure that your workplace harassment is stopped and you are compensated when you have been sexually harassed and your employer has failed to protect you. We understand how difficult it is to suffer at the hands of a sexual harasser. We understand the physical and emotional toll it takes on you and we will work to see that you are compensated for the injuries and damages you have sustained.
Questions we will ask and discuss with you
When our attorneys meet with you, we will discuss your case and ask relevant questions. Questions that we ask may include the following:
- Does your employer have a sexual harassment policy?
- Have employees received sexual harassment training and awareness and how often?
- Did you complain to anyone about the sexual harassment you have been subjected to?
- Did you file a complaint with your human resources department?
- What was the response you received regarding any complaints that you made?
- Were you treated differently/negatively after the sexual harassment reporting?
- Had you received any negative job performance reviews or evaluations prior to reporting the harassment? How about after the harassment?
- Did you receive negative job performance reviews or evaluations after you rejected another employee’s sexual advances?
Reasons sexual harassment goes unreported
Sexual harassment frequently goes unreported in the workplace for a number of reasons including fear of retaliation. Employees do not want to be fired, demoted, or otherwise see their careers negatively impacted as punishment for reporting sexual harassment. Employees also worry about being judged by coworkers and superiors who may think they are promiscuous or pot stirrers for reporting the harassment. And sometimes employees are simply afraid to report the harassment because they fear their harasser may try to harm them or take his or her harassment a step further in response to the report and they do not believe that their employer will take necessary steps to protect them.
If you have been sexually harassed in the workplace, contact our Inland Empire sexual harassment attorneys to help you navigate this difficult territory. We are victims’ advocates and we want to see that not only are victims compensated for harassment they have endured, but we also want to see that employers who failed to protect their employees are held accountable. We understand the difficult position you are in. We understand your fears. And we are ready to help you get out of the situation and get the redress you deserve at the same time.