Sacramento Workplace Harassment Lawyer
Harassment and discrimination hurt – it is unfair and it is wrong. It is also an act that is punishable by law. Workers who have suffered harassment or another form of discrimination may be entitled to damages. York Law Firm employs a team of experienced discrimination attorneys. Our workplace harassment lawyers Sacramento also serve in Roseville, Folsom and the Bay Area, and use our extensive experience and skill to represent individuals who have been subjected to harassment or discrimination based on sex, race, religion, disability or age. We have also reached substantial settlements on behalf of those who have been retaliated against for reporting discrimination or otherwise opposing discriminatory practices. When you enlist the services of our team, we will fight to protect your rights.
What Is Sexual Harassment?
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination in the workplace. It entails unwelcome physical or verbal sexual advances and the implication that the victim’s refusal of these advances would negatively impact his or her employment, work performance, or work environment. There are two types of sexual harassment claims. Quid pro quo claims are based on cases in which the victim’s superior requests a sexual relationship with the victim in exchange for favors (e.g., raises) or the withholding of punishment (e.g., permanent dismissal). Hostile work environment claims are based on cases in which a colleague or superior creates an intimidating or hostile work environment by telling sexual jokes, displaying sexual photographs, or by making sexual comments or threats.
Other Forms Of Harassment
Harassment is defined as physical or verbal hostility toward someone. Discrimination and harassment can take many forms, including discrimination based on age, race, gender, national origin, religion, medical condition, sexual orientation and disability. It can ultimately lead to wrongful termination.
Discrimination also can be a form of retaliation. It is against the law for an employer to retaliate against an employee who has reported discrimination or harassment in the workplace. If you have been harassed or retaliated against, contact York Law Firm to schedule a case evaluation. (You may also call us toll-free at 916-643-2200 or complete a questionnaire [subject to a consultation fee].) Our sexual harassment attorneys based in Sacramento handle other employment matters including retaliation, employment discrimination, and wage claim disputes.
What To Do If You Are Being Harassed
Workplace harassment is against the law. If you or someone you know is being harassed at work, ask them to stop. The person may not be aware that you are offended by his or her actions. If the harassment persists, contact your human resources department immediately to report the instance(s) of harassment.
If you have reported the instance(s) of harassment to human resources and the harassment continues, it is time to make a formal complaint in the form of a lawsuit. It is important to enlist the legal services of an attorney whom you trust and whom you feel will fight for your legal rights. York Law Firm is comprised of experienced workplace harassment attorneys who will do just that. We pride ourselves on providing our clients with unparalleled legal representation and will help you obtain justice.
Filing A Harassment Complaint
If you are filing a workplace harassment claim, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Contact an experienced attorney you can trust to timely file your claim within the applicable statute of limitations. The statute of limitation differs depending on the subject matter of your case. At York Law Firm, our attorneys can protect your legal rights and ensure that your claim is timely filed with the applicable statute of limitations.
- Find an experienced workplace harassment attorney to handle your case. Wendy York and her team of experienced legal professionals are known for their skill in presenting the strongest cases possible on behalf of their clients. If you believe you have a potential case, contact our firm to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.
Someone To Stand For You
If you have been discriminated against or harassed in the workplace, you may be able to obtain damages. Contact York Law Firm to schedule a case evaluation with one of our workplace harassment attorneys. Our lawyers serve Sacramento, Roseville, Elk Grove, Folsom and the Bay Area.