Demands for Sexual Favors in the Workplace
Orange County Sexual Harassment Lawyer
When it comes to
sexual harassment in the workplace, the law divides this offense into two separate categories:
they are either hostile environment claims, or they are quid pro quo claims.
Quid pro quo is Latin for "this for that", meaning, in this
arena, that someone in a supervisory position tells a woman that she will
be able to keep her job or get a promotion or other reward in exchange
for sexual favors.
At Spray, Gould & Bowers LLP in Southern California Orange County,
our firm's attorneys are very well versed in what it takes to bring
a sexual harassment claim against an employer. We have been successfully
doing this since 1925, and if you have been the victim of a supervisor
demanding sexual favors from you in the workplace in order to advance
in some way or even stay employed, you need to contact us.
The person who is demanding sexual favors in the workplace must be someone
in authority, such as a supervisor, manager or other higher-up executive.
Further, it must be clear that the demand for the favors is connected
with the victim's employment in some way. The exchange for the sexual
favors could include a promotion, bonus, ideal work projects, different
or better schedules, being hired, or just staying employed. The employer
is responsible for the behavior of its supervisors and managers, so the
claim can also be against the company. You will have to prove only that
you were sexually harassed, that the harassment was directly connected
to conditions of your employment, and that you did not welcome the demands.
While victims in these cases are often women, they can also be men.
Legal Advocates Protecting your Rights in Southern California
We offer a free case evaluation, which enables us to understand the nature
of your claim. If we determine that there is a good chance of a favorable
outcome for you, be assured we will work relentlessly to protect your
rights as well as pursue monetary compensation. You have the right to
a safe and harassment-free work environment, and those who violate that
right need to be held accountable.
Contact us today to discuss your case and learn your options.