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How to File a Complaint for Sexual Harassment at Work

When you experience sexual harassment at work, a complaint alerts your boss and the company about the harassment. Our firm helps workers deal with sexual harassment, starting with filing a complaint under your employer’s sexual harassment policy. If the internal complaint policy isn’t effective, you can file a complaint...

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How to Write a Sexual Harassment Complaint Letter

To give yourself the best chance to adequately resolve workplace sexual harassment, you need to notify your employer in writing as soon as possible. If you don’t know how to write a sexual harassment complaint letter to your boss, an experienced attorney can help you.  For an example of...

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Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment: Common Examples

You have a legal right to a workplace free of sexual harassment. Workplace sexual harassment is illegal under both federal and state law. If you experienced sexual harassment in the workplace in California, you might be entitled to compensation under the state’s Fair Employment and House Act (FEHA). Read...

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Is Sexual Harassment a Form of Discrimination?

Is sexual harassment a form of discrimination? Yes, and it is illegal. Sexual harassment is a nefarious and pervasive form of sex discrimination that has plagued this nation for decades. And since the #metoo movement took off in 2018, the federal government has seen a spike in workplace sexual...

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How to File a Sexual Harassment Complaint in California

Sexual harassment is still an alarming problem in workplaces across the country. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reports that from 2018 to 2021, it received 27,291 charges alleging sexual harassment. Employers need to be held accountable for this illegal behavior, and harmed employees should receive relief for...

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Is Catcalling Sexual Harassment?

Some people might think that catcalling (such as whistles, suggestive comments, and sexual advances) at their workplace is just an unpleasant part of their job that they have to endure. This is untrue. Some might be asking, is catcalling sexual harassment? The answer is yes in many circumstances.  If...

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Sexual Assault and Harassment Claims No Longer Subject to Secret Arbitration

On March 3, 2022, President Biden signed the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act. This new law—a result of the #MeToo movement—means that employers cannot force employees into secret arbitration for claims of sexual harassment or sexual assault. Since arbitration generally tends to favor employers over employees, this law...

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Are You Working in a Toxic Work Environment?

Employers have a duty to prevent and remedy toxic work environments, which are workplaces where harassment and inappropriate behavior run rampant, distracting victims from doing their jobs. What is an Illegal Toxic Work Environment? There is no legal claim for “toxic” work environments. However, state and federal law prohibit...

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Is Sexual Harassment Outside of Work Still Illegal?

Title VII of the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act makes it illegal for employers to fail to prevent or remediate work-related sexual harassment regardless of where the harassment occurs. That means you may report coworkers’ sexual harassment that occurs inside...

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What is the Difference Between Bullying & Harrassment in the Workplace?

Bullying is a hot topic in America. The word evokes an image of a playground bully, humiliating you and diminishing your self-esteem. What is the difference between workplace bullying and illegal discrimination? When does bullying meet the legal requirements of a hostile work environment? The concepts of bullying, harassment,...