Sexual Intimidation in the Workplace
Southern California Sexual Harassment Lawyers
Sexual intimidation in the workplace consists of unreasonable behavior that is sexual in nature which may be verbal or non-verbal which results in humiliation, embarrassment, or discomfort for the victim. An employee may be sexually intimidated by a supervisor who implies that her job, promotion, or other benefits may be dependent on the exchange of sexual favors. Other examples of sexual intimidation may be stereotypical remarks about the abilities of men or women, derogatory comments about women in general, degrading or suggestive comments about a woman's body or appearance, discussions or jokes of an explicit sexual nature, sexually explicit emails, phone calls, pictures, or other material, or any other type of unwelcome sexual conduct.
In general, sexual harassment is sexual intimidation, ranging from mild annoyances at one end to the extreme of
sexual assault or rape at the other. If you believe you have been the victim of sexual intimidation in the workplace, you should seek relief by reporting it to your employer. If unresolved, you should seek professional legal help from a Southern California sexual harassment lawyer at
Spray, Gould & Bowers LLP. Our attorneys are extremely well-versed in the state and federal laws and procedures surrounding sexual harassment and
hostile work environments. We offer a free, initial consultation in which you can discuss your situation with an experienced attorney who can evaluate your case and apprise you of your legal rights.
Types of Sexual Intimidation
Sexual intimidation can occur in many different forms, including lewd comments, physical evaluations, groping, bullying, stalking, excessive compliments about one's appearance or body parts which are inappropriate and embarrassing, asking for dates or other favors and refusing to take "no" for an answer, and those in a position to influence employment actions, such as getting or keeping a job, who imply or demand sexual favors in return.
In any type of workplace sexual harassment where you have not obtained a satisfactory resolution, it is in your best interests to consult with a Southern California sexual harassment attorney at the firm who has the extensive knowledge and experience to effectively help you. We serve clients throughout Orange County, San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside and the surrounding communities.
Contact a Southern California sexual harassment lawyer
at the firm if you have been subjected to sexual intimidation at work.