Hostile Work Environment & Sexual Harassment Lawsuits
In California, harassment civil suits are commonly brought because of an unlawful hostile work environment, when an employee is harassed by their supervisor or co-worker for certain unlawful motivations. Typically, hostile work environment suits are brought for violations of Title VII or the Fair Employment and Housing Act. However, other federal and state laws and even the California Constitution can support a hostile work environment lawsuit. An experienced Harassment Attorney should be consulted to determine whether the type of hostile work environment an employee is experiencing will support a civil suit.
Harassment That Is Prohibited By the Fair Employment and Housing Act
The Fair Employment and Housing Act in California makes it illegal to harass an employee because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, or sexual orientation. An employer is vicariously liable for the harassment if it is being done by a supervisor. If the harassment is being done by a co-worker, the employer is liable for the conduct if the employer knows or should know about the unlawful behavior, but does not take immediate appropriate action to protect the employee. Also, individuals can be individually liable for their harassment under the Fair Employment and Housing Act. Always consult a Hostile Work Environment Attorney to determine whether the harassment you are experiencing will support a civil lawsuit. The Law Offices of Cummings & Frank, P.C. has experienced Sexual Harassment Lawyers in the Los Angeles, LA, California, CA, area with immense knowledge about the relevant laws and may be able to help you in getting the justice you deserve. Please call us to see if we can help.
Hostile Work Environment
In order for an unlawful hostile work environment to support a civil suit under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, it must be sufficiently severe or pervasive so that a reasonable person in the same circumstance would consider the environment to be hostile or abusive. Always consult a hostile work environment lawyer to determine whether the harassment at work in California you are experiencing rises to the level of a hostile work environment.
Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment
Another form of unlawful harassment under the Fair Employment and Housing Act is quid pro quosexual harassment. Typically, this type of unlawful behavior occurs when a supervisor makes sexual advances toward a subordinate employee. Always consult Sexual Harassment Lawyers with expertise in handling these kinds of cases of workplace harassment California to understand your rights.
If you are currently being sexually harassed, you should immediately contact an experienced sexual harassment attorney for advice. If you have been sexually harassed in past, you still should contact a sexual harassment lawyer because your time to file a lawsuit is limited.
Cummings & Franck, P.C. has handled lots of sexual harassment cases in the Los Angeles and Orange County area. If you need a seasoned sexual harassment attorney in the Los Angeles area, call us because we may be able to help.