You Don’t Deserve To Be Harassed At Work
Being harassed at work can lead to feelings of anger, sadness, guilt, shame and depression. You may even blame yourself for the harasser’s behavior and think you did something to cause them to pick you as a target. But harassment is illegal. Oftentimes, there is no logic behind it. It may even be the employer retaliating against you for whistleblowing.
In any case, harassment is illegal and must be stopped. Your employer has a legal obligation to address the harassment and provide a safe work environment for their employees. The attorneys at Tesser | Grossman LLP have been fighting harassment cases for over 20 years. We’re experienced employment litigators who are not afraid to take your case to court.
Call us for a free consultation with a lawyer at our Los Angeles office on Wilshire Boulevard at 310-694-5424.
What Is Harassment?
When people hear the term “employee harassment,” they probably think of sexual harassment first. While this is a serious form of workplace harassment, this is not the only action that is considered harassment in the workplace. Harassment encompasses a much broader scope of problematic behavior where employers allow negative work environments to continue to inflict pain and damage on an employee. These problem behaviors are clearly defined in California as unlawful acts.
What Acts Are Considered Unlawful By An Employer?
If you were terminated in an unlawful manner from your job, the legal term for this is wrongful termination. Unlawful acts by an employer can include a number of things such as:
- Discriminating against protected classes — Certain classes of people are protected from discriminatory actions in California, including: race, gender, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, disability or national origin. Employers are not allowed to take adverse employment action on these protected categories of workers.
- Retaliating against employees — Retaliation includes employers demoting, firing or otherwise creating a hostile environment for employees for whistleblowing or reporting illegal action by the employer or co-workers in the workplace.
- Allowing or not stopping harassment in the workplace — This includes sexual harassment or other actions that create a hostile work environment that can make it unbearable for an employee to go to work.
These are just some of the cases we frequently see involving employment law.
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If you’re being harassed at work, speak up. Email our office about your situation, or call us at 310-694-5424. We offer free, confidential consultations about your employment issue. We’re experienced in handling these cases and will know how to proceed.