Does our love life, and particularly the bitterness of our past relationships, influence our behavior? It does. As evidence, think about your past relationships. You may have formed a prejudice or developed strong hostility (animosity) to anything that has to do with your former spouse or partner, especially if the divorce or split was ugly.
Let’s say you used to date a football player and he physically assaulted you. You may develop animosity or prejudice against football players. Or you used to be married to a waitress, who ended up cheating on you with one of her clients, so now you may think that all waitresses are unfaithful. Although many can argue that these prejudices and hostilities are wrong, our human nature usually cannot resist those feelings.
Former divorce as part of harassment and discrimination case in Los Angeles
A similar lawsuit is underway in Los Angeles, where a male academic of Taiwanese origin engaged in a legal battle against a female trainer at the University of California, LA, who the former claims harassed and discriminated against him.
The academic from Taiwan has reasons to believe that the trainer’s previous marriage, and the potential continued animosity toward her former husband – born in Singapore – may have contributed to the alleged harassment and discrimination. The plaintiff’s allegation of harassment and discrimination is therefore focused upon his Taiwanese origin, as he believes he was the victim of racial animosity stemming from the trainer’s divorce from the Singaporean ex-husband. A Los Angeles judge will review the case and rule whether or not the trainer’s behavior and alleged harassment and discrimination were influenced by her past divorce.
In any kind of harassment or discrimination, call an attorney
Here at Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers, our harassment attorneys have witnessed and handled cases like this multiple times. We realize that prejudice or any form of animosity can be a by-product of past traumas or unpleasant experiences, such as divorce.
If you believe you’re being harassed or discriminated against, don’t hesitate to contact our Los Angeles attorney right away. If you have reasons to believe that your alleged attacker’s behavior may be influenced by his/her past experiences, such as a divorce, let our harassment attorney know about it right away. Call us at 310-527-6994 today to get a free initial consultation and start investigating your case.
Sexual harassment / sexual assault by former spouse or partner
Divorce is never a pleasant thing. Most often than not, divorce processes are exhaustive and heartbreaking. But for some people, a divorce isn’t necessarily the end of their relationship. And while some former couples get back together voluntarily, others might force themselves into having a relationship or having sex. Post-divorce sexual harassment and sexual assaults are nothing new in Los Angeles or anywhere else in California. Individuals who get harassed, sexually harassed or sexually assaulted by their former spouses are entitled to start legal action against the alleged attacker. Even though the two former spouses share a romantic history together, harassment, sexual harassment or sexual assault is never tolerated by courts in Los Angeles. It’s true whether you’re soon-to-be-married, are married to or divorced from the alleged attacker.
If you are the victim of domestic abuse, sexual harassment or sexual abuse during or after your divorce, don’t hesitate to consult our Los Angeles harassment attorney. We respect your right to confidentiality and offer you a free initial consultation to make sense of what should be your next steps. Call Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers, Los Angeles offices today at 310-527-6994 or fill out this contact form for a free case evaluation.