Sexual Joking in the Workplace
Southern California Sexual Harassment Attorneys
Sexual joking in the workplace which is repeated or pervasive can be considered a form of sexual harassment. This type of behavior can include crude, sexually explicit jokes, stories or anecdotes about sexual activity which is considered "funny" by the instigator, and unwanted sexual discussions. If you have been the target of such behavior, initiated without your consent, and which you consider offensive, you may be involved in a case of sexual harassment or a
hostile work environment.
Under such circumstances, you should let your employer know about the situation by alerting your supervisor or other appropriate workplace personnel, such as a human resources person, in order to resolve it. If your communication about the harassment is not taken seriously, is ignored, doesn't resolve the matter, or results in some type of retaliation against you, you should seek professional legal assistance. We recommend that you contact a Southern California sexual harassment attorney at Spray, Gould & Bowers LLP at your earliest convenience. Our firm handles sexual harassment cases throughout Southern California, from Orange County to Los Angeles to Riverside. We have more than 85 years of legal experience, including the practice of employment law, which covers sexual harassment of all kinds, with a solid track record of excellent case results.
A workplace in which constant sexual joking becomes pervasive can become an intimidating, offensive, and unpleasant environment in which to work, especially for women. If this describes your work environment, you should remember that you are protected by the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. A Southern California sexual harassment lawyer at our firm can apprise you of your legal rights under this Act.
Contact a Southern California sexual harassment attorney
at the firm if you have subjected to frequent and offensive sexual joking at work.