Harassment at work is one of the most prevalent problems present within the offices of the country. Fortunately, the Labor Law protects victims of harassment and strictly prohibits this type of behavior at work.

Suffering from bullying can create an unpleasant environment in the workplace and affect the activities and the day-to-day life of the person who suffers it because it causes discomfort, emotional problems, and even trauma.

It is crucial for each person to know their rights at the workplace and how the law of the United States protects them. It is also relevant to understand what workplace harassment is and in what instances it can occur in order to recognize it in time. The different ways it happens can be sexual, verbal, physical violence, or virtual (better known as cyberbullying). Any of these activities can have consequences such as job loss, injury, or emotional trauma.

When being the victim of or witnessing a case of workplace harassment, it is common to fear retaliation. You may be worried that your employer may act against you to take care of her/his image or that of the company. However, retaliation is illegal, and the law protects you from it. What you should do in these cases, if you have already tried to talk to your harasser, is document the situation as much as possible. Make notes where you write each of the events every day and evidence that you can present through emails, texts, calls, or recordings.

If you decide to speak to a superior and he or she does nothing for you, contact an employment law attorney. He or she will be able to help with legal advice and present the evidence in court so that together you can protect your work and get the compensation you deserve.

If you require help or more information on the subject, contact our attorneys. We are here to help you.

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Workplace Harassment

Workplace harassment is one of the most challenging experiences you could ever have. And though it is prohibited by California law, it happens every day. At Lara & Luna, APC, we are passionate about helping victims of workplace harassment. We have developed a strong skill set that allows us to be compassionate yet aggressive in our defense of your rights.

What is Workplace Harassment?

Workplace harassment is defined by California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) as:

  • Quid Pro Quo Harassment: A supervisor offers to exchange sexual favors for a benefit at work, such as a promotion, raise, etc.
  • Hostile Work Environment: Harassing behaviors and/or bullying create a hostile work environment for one or more employees.

Harassment, in and of itself, can include any harassment or discrimination based on:

  • Race
  • Color
  • National Origin
  • Immigration Status
  • Gender
  • Sex
  • Gender Identity
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Age
  • Veteran Status
  • Disability
  • Medical Condition

 

Many types of behaviors constitute workplace harassment, but it is also not limited to a supervisor. California’s labor and employment law recognizes that workplace harassment may be committed by co-workers, supervisors, clients, contractors, vendors, and even customers.

Why Contact Lara & Luna APC

Workplace harassment is never acceptable. California law and federal law prohibits workplace harassment and provides specific protections for victims. If you are being harassed, you deserve the opportunity to stand up for your rights and protect yourself. At Lara & Luna, APC, that’s what we do. Our workplace harassment lawyers are not afraid to take on employers and challenge their ethics.

It can be challenging to stand up against your employer or someone you know and once respected. But you don’t have to face your harasser alone. If you are being harassed, we want to help. Contact Us at Lara & Luna, APC today! Get the help and support you deserve; we’ll stand up to your boss.

Why Contact Lara & Luna APC

Workplace harassment is never acceptable. California law and federal law prohibits workplace harassment and provides specific protections for victims. If you are being harassed, you deserve the opportunity to stand up for your rights and protect yourself. At Lara & Luna APC, that’s what we do. Our workplace harassment lawyers are not afraid to take on employers and challenge their ethics.

It can be challenging to stand up against your employer or someone you know and once respected. But you don’t have to face your harasser alone. If you are being harassed, we want to help. Contact Us at Lara & Luna APC today! Get the help and support you deserve; we’ll stand up to your boss.

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Lara & Luna, APC is a firm full of attorneys that will stand up to your boss. If you have an employment law issue, contact us today. We offer free case evaluations.

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