When you are the victim of sexual harassment and need help seeking restitution for the incident, you need a Roseville sexual harassment lawyer with you to handle your case and help you navigate the legal system.
At the Law Office of Jeffrey D. Fulton, we know what it takes to help a victim through their sexual harassment case. We have a team that is skilled in employment law, and we’re ready to help you.
At the Law Office of Jeffrey D. Fulton, we only tackle employment law cases. This allows us to have as much experience as possible with dealing with these often complicated incidents and trying to get the victims the restitution and peace of mind they deserve. Mr. Fulton founded the firm with the idea of providing “measured advice, zealous advocacy, and tireless dedication.”
No matter the employment law issue you have, whether it be wage violations or discrimination, we are here to help you through the process.
Workplace sexual harassment comes in many forms, and it is not always easy to recognize if you don’t know what to look for. Understanding what constitutes sexual harassment can help you see it when it happens and recognize the signs. It would be impossible to list every single action that the law considers sexual harassment, so we’ll look at some of the most common and obvious examples.
If you are not sure if your case rises to the level of sexual harassment, you may want to speak to a Roseville attorney about the details of the case to see if they agree that it constitutes filing a claim.
Some of the most common forms of sexual harassment in the workplace are:
There are several steps you need to take after experiencing sexual harassment. Firstly, you should stay calm. You’ll likely be feeling plenty of emotions, but you need to keep your cool to work through this situation. You’ll need to recognize when sexual harassment happens to you, so make sure you know some of the common forms.
Next, you will want to gather any evidence you have for the harassment. Keep a journal of when and where the incidents occurred, then find any written documentation that proves something happened. If any coworkers witnessed the event, you can ask them to corroborate your story.
You should file an official report with your company. Speak with a supervisor or the human resources department and ask them to file an official complaint. If the harassment keeps happening or your company makes no efforts to rectify your situation, you may want to speak with a Roseville attorney about further action you can take and if you have the right to file a claim.
Under California law, it is possible to file a claim against a company for sexual harassment. You’ll need to make sure you go through the proper channels first and report any incident to the company.
If the company doesn’t take appropriate action, you need to file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Once you’ve filed with them, you can speak to your attorney about bringing legal action against your company or an individual for any sexual harassment you’ve experienced.
In California, the statute of limitations for sexual harassment is now three years from the date of the incident. This statute changed in 2020 when Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law increasing the time from one year to three years.
If you take your sexual harassment complaint to court and win, you can expect a settlement and restitution to come your way. There are several possible outcomes for restitution for your incident.
The most common piece of any settlement is receiving back pay for any time you missed because of the harassment. You can also settle for compensation to make up for any promotions or raises the company denied you because of sexual harassment or discrimination.
If the harassment led you to develop anxiety and depression, you can seek to have the company pay for any medical expenses related to recovering from your mental illnesses. If you were wrongfully terminated, you can seek a return to your position as part of the settlement. You can also negotiate for the company to include a program to teach other employees about sexual harassment to help prevent other cases from happening.
You’ll want to speak with a Roseville sexual harassment attorney to have them look over the details of your case and see what a fair settlement should look like.
While it is possible to handle a sexual harassment case by yourself, it is not the most ideal situation. Sexual harassment is a very emotionally charged crime and can lead you to feel plenty of anger and resentment. It is understandable to be emotionally raw, but those emotions do not put you in a position to be a good litigator or negotiator on your own.
Your attorney can look at your case from an objective point of view and give you an unbiased look at your chances and what you should expect in a settlement. This isn’t to say your attorney will be an emotionless robot, and they will still provide empathy and understanding for what you’re going through. They are willing to give you fair advice and deliver tough talk about the facts of the case if need be.
Hiring an attorney also has the benefit of giving you a fighting chance against a company with a network of attorneys readily available. You likely are not going to know as much about law as an attorney. Having legal counsel on your side can allow you to rest easy and deal with everything else you have to without needing to learn employment law.
Finally, your attorney can handle the difficult matters to give you time to focus on recovering. It takes a lot to overcome sexual harassment, and you should worry about that instead of about litigating a trial.
Going through sexual harassment is never easy, especially when you try to do it alone. That’s why you need an experienced litigator on your side who can walk you through the legal process and advocate for you in court.
At the Law Office of Jeffrey D. Fulton, we’re committed to helping our clients get through the tough times and let them focus on recovery while we fight the legal battles. We’ve helped many find justice, and we can help you, too. Contact us today to see how we can handle your case and get you the assistance you deserve.
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