Los Angeles Sexual Harassment and
Sexual Assault Lawyers
California Legal Team’s lawyers represent Los Angeles area employees who have suffered Sexual Harassment at the hands of their employers, supervisors or co-workers. Our attorneys have extensive experience litigating Sexual Harassment cases in the Los Angeles Superior Courts against a wide variety of employers, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. If you have been a victim of Sexual Harassment, we may be able to help.
Labor and Employment laws are highly complex and cases involving the rights of workers, require the expertise of Lawyers that specialize in the field.
If you have been a victim of Sexual Harassment, Discrimination or Wrongful Termination, we may be able to help. Please contact us for a free consultation.
California Legal Team’s Los Angeles Sexual Harassment Lawyers have represented many public and private employees in Sexual Harassment employment cases in Los Angeles County.
We have had a lot of success representing victims of sexual harassment in the Los Angeles Superior Courts and obtaining settlements. Most recently, we represented a Sergeant with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department who was sexually harassed by her supervisors. The County of Los Angeles denied liability and refused to take responsibility for the conduct of the officers, the main perpetrator being a Lieutenant. The jury awarded us over $200,000 in damages and we were able to make an attorneys’ fees application in the Los Angeles Superior Court for over $500,000 for our sexual harassment clients.
Sexual Harassment Cases in which the Victim still performs well
Many employers of sexual harassers try to raise the ridiculous defense that if the victim was able to still work, and still perform well on the job, there was not any sexual harassment enough or it was not severe enough for the court to intervene and help. This is absolute nonsense. Simply because someone is able to continue working while suffering does not mean that they do not have a legitimate Sexual Harassment case.
Dating in the workplace and Sexual Harassment Laws
Sexual Harassment and other employment laws do not place any restrictions on whether coworkers can date or supervisors can date the employees that the supervise. However, many companies, as part of their Sexual Harassment policies prohibit these relationships as they can often lead to Sexual Harassment issues.
For example, if a relationship between coworkers goes sour, one person could accuse the other of sexual harassment or treating them differently or punishing them since there is no longer a sexual relationship. In some cases, if the relationship is going well, other employees may feel that the employee in a relationship gets workplace benefits as a result of the relationship and feel that they are not getting the same benefits because they are not have sexual relations with a particular supervisor, which may raise sexual harassment issues.
Also, employers need to be aware of supervisors dating subordinates, as they tend to give them special assignments or coveted positions and pass over more qualified employees, which would raise sexual harassment legal issues.
Sexual Harassment Statute of Limitations.
Statute of Limitations in Sexual Harassment cases is determined by the last act of harassment. For example, if someone is sexually harassed for one year, from January 1, 2010, to January 1, 2011, the time for filing the lawsuit, begins to run from January 1, 2011, although you should always contact an attorney as soon as you have any problem at all. This statute of limitations calculation method is called the “continuing violations doctrine.” Without applying this doctrine, you would normally only be able to ask the court to help you within a short time after the individual incidents occurred. But, the victim needs to make sure that the acts were all generally similar, frequent and the Sexual Harassment did not have a degree of “permanence.” This is probably one of the most ridiculous and hard to interpret Sexual Harassment laws
Sexual Harassment can be Devastating
Being sexually harassed at work places a woman in one of the worst imaginable situations. She is often times forced to choose between being sexually abused and assaulted by an employer, supervisor or co-worker, or providing for her family, paying her rent or mortgage or providing for her children. We understand how devastating sexual harassment can be, have represented many women in Los Angeles Sexual Harassment cases and do all we can to obtain the best possible results for our clients.
Los Angeles Sexual Harassment Lawyers’ Personal Approach
California Legal Team’s Los Angeles Sexual Harassment attorneys, have a reputation for providing highly personalized representation to female victims of sexual harassment throughout California, by providing our clients with unparalleled access to their attorneys. Unlike many Los Angeles Sexual Harassment attorneys and Los Angeles Sexual Harassment law firms which will simply pawn a client off on a legal secretary or paralegal, we provide our clients with unlimited access to their attorneys and all calls are generally returned by the attorney working on the case within 24 hours.
Why you need a Los Angeles Sexual Harassment Attorney and Sexual Harassment law Specialist
The Los Angeles Superior Court, the California Courts of Appeal and the California Supreme Court constantly review cases and alter the definition of Sexual Harassment and the applicability of Sexual Harassment Laws to various situations sexual harassment victims are placed in, on an almost daily basis. Clients are therefore best served by Los Angeles Sexual Harassment Attorneys that specialize in the areas of Labor, Employment and Sexual Harassment Law, who follow all the changes in the law and work their cases accordingly.