Why do I need a lawyer for my sexual harassment claim?
If you have grounds for a sexual harassment claim against your employer, a California employment lawyer can help you file a lawsuit to obtain compensation and hold the responsible party accountable. Without consulting an attorney, it can be difficult to understand what your rights are as an employee. Your lawyer will answer all your questions while ensuring everything you discuss remains confidential.
Taking legal action against your employer can seem daunting and overwhelming, especially given the sensitive nature of sexual harassment claims. Employers’ attorneys often use tactics like asking about other aspects of your sexual life or demanding the production of your entire mental health record in an attempt to punish the victim for coming forward. However, such tactics are generally not permitted under California law, and a skilled employment attorney on your side can quickly put a stop to any effort to punish or blame you for coming forward.
Sexual harassment cases can be complex and time-sensitive. Bringing a sexual harassment lawsuit involves following specific steps. Failing to meet important deadlines for filing paperwork could mean you lose your right to take legal action. An employment lawyer can handle the entire legal process, including investigating the details of what happened, finding out who is responsible, gathering solid evidence to support your case and reaching out to witnesses. That way, you can focus on moving forward while your attorney resolves your sexual harassment claim, whether through a settlement or trial.
While employers have a duty to ensure a work environment is safe and fair, workplace safety might not be the basis of a case if it is too minor, the employer was not aware of it or the employer took proper steps to put an end to it. But the analysis of what makes a strong case is not black-and-white. An employment lawyer can help you determine whether you have a valid claim and provide advice regarding your specific situation.
If you have suffered sexual harassment at work, contact the experienced San Francisco employment lawyers at McCormack Law Firm. We will listen to what happened and help you determine the best course of action in your situation.
Other Sexual Harassment FAQs:
- Does online harassment count as sexual harassment?
- I experienced sexual harassment outside of the workplace. Can I still file a claim?
- What are the time limits for filing a workplace sexual harassment claim?
- What is sexual harassment in California?
- What kind of evidence is required to prove sexual harassment?
- What should I do if I am experiencing sexual harassment at work?
- What types of damages can I get in a sexual harassment lawsuit?
- Why do I need a lawyer for my sexual harassment claim?