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Skilled Employment Harassment Attorneys in Pasadena, California

At Romero Law, APC our experienced Pasadena employment harassment lawyers know how challenging it is for employees to report to a hostile work environment each day. We also know that there are important laws in place that protect them from harassing or offensive behavior, and we are here to help them enforce their rights, starting with a free consultation.

Our employment law attorneys represent employees throughout the state of California, because we believe everyone deserves to work in a safe environment.

Workplace harassment can occur in anywhere, in any position, profession, or industry in California and across the country, from retail and restaurants to offices and warehouses, and beyond.

It is important for all employees to know, workplace harassment is illegal under both federal and California laws and is a form of employment discrimination that can be pursued inside and outside the courtroom for deserving legal remedies.

If your ability to do your job is interrupted by any type of harassment in the workplace, we want to hear your story, so we can help you design the best legal approach to producing real solutions that fit your unique needs. Contact our California employment harassment attorneys today to schedule a free consultation.

Pasadena Law for Workplace Harassment

Who is Protected from Workplace Harassment in California?

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the California Civil Rights Department (CRD) both prohibit harassment in the workplace, no matter the company’s size or the number of employees, or whether it operates publicly, privately, in labor organizations, or in/for employment agencies. The law also protects employees from employers that retaliate against them because they have asserted their rights under these laws.

In California, the laws prohibit workplace harassment based on a person’s:

  • Age, when the employee is 40 or older
  • Ancestry or national origin
  • Gender, gender identity, or gender expression
  • Marital status
  • Medical conditions
  • Mental or physical disabilities
  • Military or veteran status
  • Race or color
  • Religion or creed
  • Sex, which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions
  • Sexual orientation

That protection extends to:

  • Applicants
  • Employees
  • Unpaid interns or volunteers
  • Contractors

If you believe you are being subjected to harassment in the workplace, contact our skilled employment law attorneys in Pasadena, California today to discuss your circumstances during a free consultation.

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What is Considered Harassing Workplace Behavior in California?

Harassing behavior occurs whenever a California employee must work in an offensive environment as a condition of their employment, or when the behavior is strong enough to create a hostile or intimidating work environment.

Common forms of workplace harassment can include targeted behavior towards or about employees who have characteristics of a protected group, which may include:

  • Aggressive or repeated requests for sexual favors
  • Derogatory comments
  • Inappropriate/offensive jokes
  • Innuendo
  • Intimidation
  • Physical harassment
  • Ridicule
  • Showing favoritism based on a protected characteristic.
  • Slurs, epithets, or name-calling
  • Verbal or implied threats
  • Visual harassment, including images, signs, or posters

Employees must note that simple slights, jokes, or minor annoyances from their employer, supervisor, coworkers, or another third party associated with the organization may not rise to the level of illegal behavior.

If you are being subjected to conduct that directly interferes with your work performance, contact our experienced employment harassment attorneys in Pasadena today to learn more about your legal rights and options to pursue your employer for the damages you have suffered.

When is a California Employer Responsible for Workplace Abuse or Harassment?

In most cases, California employers are responsible for workplace harassment when someone who can hire, promote, direct, discipline, or fire an employee — like a manager, supervisor, executive, or officer of the company — is the one who is harassing another.

The employer may also be responsible for the harassment or hostile work environment if they knew — or should have known — about the behavior and failed to take corrective actions to protect the employee.

If you are being harassed at work or are subjected to a hostile work environment that has been reported to the employer without any corrective results, contact our dedicated workplace harassment attorneys in California today for help.

Contact Our Skilled Employment Harassment Attorneys in Pasadena, California Today

Contact our experienced Los Angeles County employment harassment attorneys to discuss your unique workplace circumstances today.

Our employment law firm and bilingual staff offer services in both English and Spanish and are available now to discuss your case during a free consultation by calling 626-396-9900 or contacting us online.

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What constitutes harassment or a hostile work environment?

Harassment is unwelcome conduct based on a protected characteristic that creates a hostile work environment. It can include offensive comments, unwanted sexual advances, or other severe or pervasive conduct.

What is employment harassment?

Employment harassment refers to any unwelcome conduct, comments, or actions directed towards an employee based on their race, gender, age, disability, religion, or other protected characteristics. This can include verbal abuse, offensive jokes, intimidation, and other forms of mistreatment.

How do I know if I'm a victim of employment harassment?

If you feel uncomfortable, threatened, or discriminated against in your workplace due to your protected characteristics, you may be a victim of employment harassment. Signs include offensive comments, unequal treatment, or a hostile work environment. It's crucial to document incidents and seek legal advice.

What laws protect employees from harassment?

Various federal and state laws protect employees from harassment, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment based on specific characteristics.

How should I report employment harassment?

If you're a victim of employment harassment, report it to your employer as soon as possible. Follow your company's designated procedures for reporting harassment. If the issue persists or your employer fails to address it, consult with an employment harassment attorney for guidance on your legal options.

What can an employment harassment attorney do for me?

An employment harassment attorney can assess your case, provide legal advice, and guide you through the process of filing a complaint. They can negotiate on your behalf, represent you in legal proceedings, and help you seek compensation for damages.

Is there a time limit for filing an employment harassment claim?

Yes, there are strict time limits, known as statutes of limitations, for filing employment harassment claims. In California, the deadline is generally one year from the date of the harassment, but it's crucial to consult with an attorney promptly to ensure you meet all deadlines.

Can I be retaliated against for reporting employment harassment?

No, retaliation for reporting employment harassment is illegal. Both federal and state laws protect employees from retaliation. If you experience retaliation, document the incidents and seek legal advice immediately.

What compensation can I seek for employment harassment?

Victims of employment harassment may be entitled to compensation for damages such as emotional distress, lost wages, and, in some cases, punitive damages. The specific compensation varies based on the circumstances of each case.

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