Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment at work is unacceptable. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: It is unlawful to harass a person because of that person’s sex. Harassment can include sexual harassment or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.

Harassment does not have to be of a sexual nature, however, and can include offensive remarks about a person’s sex. For example, it is illegal to harass a woman by making offensive comments about women in general. Both victim and the harasser can be either a woman or a man, and the victim and harasser can be the same sex.  Although the law doesn’t prohibit simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that are not very serious, harassment is illegal when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision (such as the victim being fired or demoted).

The harasser can be the victim’s supervisor, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or someone who is not an employee of the employer, such as a client or customer.  Freiman Law’s attorneys handle sexual harassment claims and we can assist you with all aspects of such a claim.  Contact Freiman Law today at (310) 917-1024 or via the form on the right for a free consultation and case evaluation for your sexual harassment claim.

By Lawrence Freiman