Oceanside Sexual Harassment Attorneys
Are you receiving unwanted attention at work? Is your workplace or school providing you with the tools to report inappropriate behavior by others? You may have serious concerns about your treatment at work and may not know where to turn for answers. The Oceanside sexual harassment attorneys at the Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser understand that being sexually harassed can be a traumatizing experience, and we will use our legal expertise to stand up for you and make sure this treatment doesn’t continue. Our attorneys will defend your right to be treated with dignity and respect.
Regardless of where the sexual harassment took place, you deserve to be safe and free unwanted attention. Often, reporting sexual harassment is an important first step towards building a healthy work environment and holding offenders responsible for their actions. However, many victims of sexual harassment may be fearful of reporting inappropriate behavior for various reasons. The age, gender, or supervisory role of the offender could make it harder to speak up about unwanted comments or touching.
The legal team at the Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser knows that it can be intimidating and nerve-wracking to report sexual harassment by a co-worker, supervisor, or another authority figure. We are committed to providing compassionate legal representation and will help you understand all of your available options. If you suspect that you or a loved one have experienced, contact our offices at (760) 512-1172 or submit a form online for a confidential appointment today.
Should I Hire An Attorney?
Deciding how to respond to sexual harassment can be a difficult decision to make. The emotional and psychological toll of sexual harassment can be consuming and make it hard to understand the various methods of filing a complaint or reporting unwanted behavior. An attorney will be able to explain the various complaint mechanisms and processes available for reporting sexual harassment.
Whether you decide to file an informal complaint or take legal action, the attorneys of Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser have experience supporting clients at every step of the complaint process. We will help you consider all of the possible approaches and strategies for dealing with sexual harassment. We will explain your rights and what forms of protection or possible compensation may be available to you.
Why Should I Choose Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser to Represent Me?
Our firm believes in empowering sexual harassment victims to seek the protection and compensation they deserve. Our attorneys have years of experience supporting Oceanside plaintiffs in reporting unwanted behavior and getting justice. We know how to help you gather the evidence needed for your case so that your complaints receive prompt attention and respectful treatment. At the Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser, our attorneys will make sure that your sexual harassment complaints are taken seriously.
Types of Sexual Harassment Cases We Handle
Sexual harassment comes in many different forms and can be difficult to detect sometimes. If you receive unwanted attention or are subjected to inappropriate behavior, it is important to speak with one of our Oceanside sexual harassment attorneys as soon as possible. We have experience with cases where there was:
- Unwanted touching or other physical abuse
- Inappropriate verbal comments about attire or appearance
- Inappropriate jokes or sexually suggestive visual gestures
- Receipt of unwanted messages or images
- Pressure to engage in unwanted behavior such as sexual favors
- Other behavior that created a hostile work environment
The offender may attempt to dismiss their behavior as being merely friendly or just joking. However, sexual harassment is illegal, and these excuses are not acceptable. It doesn’t matter if the offender was a customer, a friend, or someone of the same gender either. Our attorneys have experience with sexual harassment cases in many different scenarios, and we take every client’s case seriously.
Frequently Asked Questions
What laws exist to protect me?
No matter where sexual harassment takes place, there are laws in place to protect your right to be free from sexual harassment. According to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, employers are prohibited from engaging in sex discrimination. This means that sexual harassment is prohibited under federal law in workplaces with more than 15 employees. In addition, California state law requires that employers provide training on sexual harassment prevention and provide resources to victims. Your employer, university, and local jurisdiction may also have their own unique policies or laws that apply, and our attorneys will help you determine what legal protections exist and how much you may be owed.
How should I report sexual harassment?
There may be a pre-existing reporting mechanism at your workplace which you should follow. Your employment agreement could also include a dispute resolution clause. We will help you review your employee manual, office policies, and employment contract to ensure that your reports of sexual harassment are handled in a proper and timely fashion. If you are considering filing a federal lawsuit or exercising your rights under federal law, there may be additional steps to take. Before you can file a federal lawsuit, you must first file a Charge of Discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The attorneys at Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser have experience fighting against sexual harassment under both state and federal law.
What if I face retaliation for filing a complaint?
Employers are not allowed to retaliate against their employees for reporting unwanted behavior or sexual harassment. If you or a loved one have been retaliated against for reporting such behavior, you should hire a lawyer right away. Your employer could face additional liability for retaliation, and both state and federal law may provide you with additional remedies.
Sexual harassment in the workplace can be incredibly disruptive and stressful, but you don’t have to deal with it alone. The Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser is committed to representing sexual harassment victims and advocating for their right to a safe work environment. Our experienced attorneys know how to build both civil and criminal cases against sexual harassment, and we will help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us for a confidential appointment at (760) 512-1172 or submit a form online today.