What Constitutes as Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

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Were you harassed in the workplace? This behavior is unacceptable, and our firm is here to help. Continue reading to discover what constitutes as a valid workplace harassment case and how an experienced Los Angeles sexual harassment defense attorney at Lee Law Offices can be a listening ear and fight for the justice you deserve.

What is sexual harassment in the workplace?

A wide range of actions may qualify as sexual harassment, including making rude sexual comments persistently, demanding sexual favors in exchange for career advancement or threats of firing the employee if they do not comply or retaliating against an employee for reporting harassment in the workplace.

What are the penalties for a sexual harassment charge?

In the state of California, being accused of sexual harassment can lead to serious consequences. That is, under California law, sexual harassment can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony.

If convicted of a misdemeanor, you can receive up to 6 months in county jail and a maximum fine of $2,000. If the victim worked for you at the time of the alleged incident, this fine may increase to $3,000.

A felony conviction carries 1 to 4 years of incarceration and up to $10,000 in fines and restitution.

What should I do if I’m a victim of sexual harassment?

If you’re a victim of harassment in the workplace, you should gather all evidence of harassment that you can and immediately speak with a competent attorney. Doing so can ensure that you are compliant with the law when pursuing your claim. Our legal team has extensive experience bringing employers to justice, and we are here to put that experience to work for you in your case.

If you have any further questions or you’re ready to pursue a claim, reach out to a skilled Los Angeles County, California employment attorney today.


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