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Sexual Harassment Proudly Serving All of California

Sexual Harassment Attorney in Sacramento

Offering Confidential Assistance to Employees

You deserve to seek full and fair compensation from your employer if you ever had to endure unwanted touching, unwelcome sexual advances, exposure to sexual conversation and imagery, and other types of sexual misconduct at work.

We at the Law Office of Jeffrey D. Fulton can help. For more than 20 years, our attorney has been providing employees with the legal representation they needed to assert their rights and hold responsible parties accountable for their actions and decisions. We have won substantial settlements and judgments for our clients that helped them recover some peace of mind after experiencing sexually exploitative and inappropriate activity at work.

If you think you have a claim or aren’t sure and want to explore your options, reach out to our sexual harassment attorney in Sacramento for a free case evaluation.

Get in touch with us today by calling (916) 318-3388 or by contacting us online.

How to Recognize Sexual Harassment at Work

Sexual harassment isn’t always easy to recognize, and sometimes people aren’t as familiar with the extent of what it is as they should be. Sexual misconduct and abuse are commonly thought of in their most overt forms, but others can be more nuanced and may not be directed at any individual in particular.

These are just a few of the most common ways people encounter sexual harassment at work:

  • Discussing sexually explicit topics unrelated to work
  • Unwelcome touching
  • Making crude and sexually suggestive comments
  • Any request for a sexual favor
  • Sexual remarks about someone’s clothing or body
  • Stalking
  • Repeated requests for a date
  • Sexual assault and rape
  • Sending unwanted and inappropriate text messages/images
  • Sexual threats or threats made while demanding sexual favors
  • Blocking someone’s path

It would be impossible to list all of the potential scenarios in which sexual harassment can occur at work. As a form of sex discrimination, sexual harassment may also be intertwined with other forms of discrimination. Should you be concerned about an incident that you experienced, take advantage of a free case evaluation with our Sacramento sexual harassment lawyer.

During this meeting, you can speak with an attorney who can help you assess your claim and provide next-step options. Our attorney at the Law Office of Jeffrey D. Fulton has 20+ years of experience helping clients win sexual harassment lawsuits, and he can provide the legal assistance you may need to win fair and just compensation.

Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment

Asking employees for sexual favors in exchange for promotions, raises, or under the threat of termination and retaliation is illegal. This is known as “quid pro quo” sexual harassment, and an exchange of a sexual favor for some workplace incentive is key to identifying this form of abuse.

A sexual favor can be anything from a physical act to a request for explicit photographs of the victim, or even submission to ongoing sexual harassment. Under no circumstances can anyone at work make such a deal with you.

If you have been offered anything in exchange for a sexual favor at work, even if it was to avoid a reprimand or termination, immediately consult with our sexual harassment attorney in Sacramento for help. Remember: You don’t have to have been given an overt offer to pursue a claim. In many cases, it’s possible to hold responsible parties accountable for quid pro quo sexual harassment even if the exchange was strongly implied.

What People Often Don’t Know about Sexual Harassment Cases

Sexual harassment is often talked about in pop culture and mass media, but in addition to some misunderstandings, there’s also a pretty wide gap in knowledge about this topic.

Here are some things about sexual harassment that often go unsaid:

  • You don’t have to be directly involved. You can still file a complaint if your coworker is the target of sexual harassment but knowing it’s going on impacts your ability to work.
  • Sexual harassment doesn’t have to be verbal or physical. The passive display of sexually explicit imagery on calendars, computer screens, in emails, and other places is enough to file a lawsuit.
  • Under no circumstances is it legal for an employer to retaliate. Even if your lawsuit is unsuccessful, your employer cannot take action against you for reporting sexual harassment or suing the company for it. If you were fired, you may have grounds for a wrongful termination lawsuit.
  • Your employer can be held liable even if you voluntarily quit. The statute of limitations for a sexual harassment claim lasts one year from the last time it occurred. This means you have time to decide what you want to do, even if that includes leaving the employer upon your own accord.

Get the Most out of Your Free Case Evaluation

The Law Office of Jeffrey D. Fulton offers all prospective clients with a free opportunity to discuss their claims with our attorney. We hold these case evaluations in strict confidence – even if you do not decide to hire us, under no circumstances will any part of your discussion with our attorney be revealed to any third party.

Whether you are confident about pursuing a lawsuit or want to explore your options, we reserve this free case evaluation for you to tell us about your situation and learn more about how we may be able to help.

We encourage all who intend to come in for a case evaluation to write down any and all questions you may have about your situation, what’s involved in a lawsuit, or other matters that concern you. We also believe it’s helpful for potential clients to come to us with a detailed account of what happened to them that includes as many hard facts (dates, times, locations, names of individuals, etc.) as possible.


If you’re ready to reach out to us to schedule a case evaluation, get in touch by filling out our online contact form or calling (916) 318-3388 for help.


Aggressive Litigation that Gets Results

Our Victories
  • Sexual Harassment Case Successful Verdict

    Favorable sexual harassment verdict for a low wage fast-food worker.

  • Wage Case Successful Verdict

    Favorable verdict on behalf of an employee for failure to pay wages owed.

  • Sexual Harassment Case Successful Settlement

    Significant confidential settlement for a victim of sexual harassment in a healthcare setting.

  • Reimbursement Case $800,000 Settlement

    $800,000 settlement on behalf of class members in failure to reimburse expenses case.

  • Whistleblower Case $1.5 Million Verdict

    $1.5 million verdict on behalf of whistleblower clients against public entity.

  • Wage & Reimbursement Case $2.5 Million Settlement

    $2.5 million settlement on behalf of class members in failure to pay wages and reimburse expenses case.

  • Reimbursement Case $2.5 Million Settlement

    $2.5 million settlement on behalf of class members in failure to reimburse expenses case.

  • Discrimination Case $1.7 Million Verdict

    Assisted in obtaining a verdict for $1.7 million in an employment discrimination case

  • Reimbursement Case $600,000 Settlement

    $600,000 settlement on behalf of class members in failure to reimburse expenses case.

  • Case Against Public Employer $500,000 Settlement

    $500,000 settlement and dismissal of adverse action in a case against a public employer.

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Clients Tell Their Stories

Testimonials
  • “He spent so much time with me and really did a great job explaining every little detail to me. I would highly recommend him to anyone!”

    - Lisa B.
  • “I understood the law and my rights so that I could go forward without being intimidated. I appreciated the time he took to explain the finer points of employment law to me.”

    - Christine H.
  • “Mr. Fulton was caring and took the time to understand everything about the case. I never felt rushed, he always clarified things for me if I had any questions. The whole process was very nerve-racking, and Jeff was very calming.”

    - Previous Client
  • “Jeff and his team always made me feel comfortable and well taken care of. He was always honest with me which allowed me to trust him 100% on any decisions we made.”

    - Previous Client
  • “Cases can and may get very complicated, but Jeff and his team handled all that and just gave me all the facts in layman’s terms that I needed, and it was much appreciated by me. My case was a time-consuming one for Fulton Law, and Jeff always kept me”

    - Previous Client
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WHEN YOU NEED A CHAMPION, WE'RE HERE FOR YOU

What You Can Expect With Us
  • Over 20 Years of Legal Experience

    With extensive employment law experience in and out of the courtroom, Mr. Fulton is well-equipped to help you navigate your case.

  • An Aggressive Litigator with a Compassionate Ear

    As an attorney with extensive trial experience, Mr. Fulton will not only listen to your concerns but will also fight for your cause.

  • Free Initial Case Evaluations

    You won't have to pay for the first discussion about your case with our attorney.

  • Affordable Legal Services

    In most cases, you don't pay unless we win. If you just need legal advice, we offer affordable consultations.

COUNT ON US TO TREAT YOU WITH RESPECT AND GO TO WAR FOR YOU

Schedule a free initial case evaluation with Jeffrey D. Fulton today to discuss your case.