Sexual harassment is unwanted sexual advances that occur within a work-related environment. When a person is being sexually harassed, he/she will be subjected to a variety of inappropriate, continual behaviors. These behaviors may include undesired:
- verbal exchanges;
- physical contact;
- written exchanges;
- requests for sexual favors.
People who are being sexually harassed usually feel that their workplace has become quite hostile. This is especially true in cases where an employee is being harassed by a superior. Sexual harassment victims often feel that they must put up with their harasser’s unwelcome advances because they do not want to create tension at the office or they fear that their job may be in jeopardy. However, it is important for sexual harassment victims to remember that harassment is illegal and violates human rights legislation.
Reporting Sexual Harassment
After a person has been sexually harassed, it is important that the person report the harassment immediately. A person should meet with his/her company’s human resources department or speak with upper management. People who have been sexually harassed need to make sure that inappropriate behaviors are documented and that a report of the behavior is recorded. If a person does not make a report of the harassment, it could occur again, and put the person in a compromising position.
If inappropriate behavior has been reported, and the person’s company does nothing to stop the harassment from reoccurring, the person should seriously consider speaking with a skilled employment law attorney who has handled prior sexual harassment cases.
Sexual Harassment Lawyer
The Joseph Farzam Law Firm has helped numerous sexual harassment victims throughout Los Angeles and surrounding areas. At the Joseph Farzam Law Firm, we understand how violated sexual harassment victims feel, which is why we strive to offer all of our clients compassionate, yet reliable legal counsel and direction.
Contact our Law Office today to discuss your Los Angeles sexual harassment case!