What Qualifies as "Unwelcome" Conduct?
Sexual Harassment Lawyers Serving the Southern California Region
Sexual harassment in the workplace consists of unwelcome behavior. The unwelcome nature of the conduct is the key component in this matter. If you are in agreement with another's joking, advances, or physical touching, then that does not constitute sexual harassment nor does consensual dating or other sexual conduct between you and someone else at work.
Unwelcome conduct consists of any behavior that is sexual in nature or gender-based that you do not initiate and you find personally offensive. Crude come-ons, demeaning remarks, explicit sexual stories and jokes told verbally or sent through office emails or bulletin boards, sexist comments, attempts at groping or fondling, and implications or threats that you must engage in sexual activity to keep your job are all examples of unwelcome conduct. How you receive and respond to the behavior will determine whether you find it unwelcome or not. If you do find such conduct unwelcome, you should not hesitate to make your reaction known, clearly and promptly.
Report Sexual Harassment at Work
If you have encountered any type of sexual harassment at work, you should report it to the proper person in the organization and contact Spray, Gould & Bowers LLP to arrange a confidential consultation with a Southern California sexual harassment attorney at your earliest opportunity. Our law firm has been helping clients with employment law and sexual harassment matters since 1925. With more than 85 years of legal experience behind us, our firm has the extensive knowledge, skills, and dedication to help you seek legal recourse and to protect your rights in the workplace. By so doing, you will also help to make your work environment safe and harassment-free for others.
Contact a Southern California sexual harassment lawyer at the firm if you have been a victim of any type of workplace sexual harassment in the areas of Orange County, San Diego, Los Angeles, or Riverside.