Sexual Harassment Attorneys in Sacramento Representing Executives and Employees Only
Our firm is the largest Plaintiff’s side employment focused on representing victims of sexual harassment in the workplace. We proudly represent our law firm as a Sexual Harassment Attorney in Sacramento. Stephen Danz & Associates has the reputation and know-how to stand up for the rights of employees. Therefore, if you or someone you know has been mistreated at work by any of the following types of behaviors, we invite you to contact us for a complimentary assessment of your case.
- Repeated sexist, racist or derogatory comments, innuendo or sexual advances by supervisors or co-workers
- Discrimination such as loss of promotion opportunities, termination, or other terms based on your gender/race/ethnicity/nationality/disability/sexual orientation or pregnancy
- Unequal pay for equal work compared to employees of the other gender/race/ethnicity/nationality/disability/sexual orientation or pregnancy
With over 50 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys are well equipped to represent clients at all levels of employment and against any size of the company. We have offices throughout California and the reputation to handle an assortment of cases with a focus on discrimination, retaliation and workplace harassment. From the inception of your case such as the initial analysis to filing the claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) as well as commencing litigation, we do not hesitate to maximize your recovery and ensure your rights are well-represented.
The law prohibits any employer from unlawfully treating or harassing anyone including applicants and employees due to his or her being a part of a certain gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, disability, sexual orientation (or being perceived as or actually being pregnant) Harassment can include “sexual harassment” or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. Harassment need not be of a sexual nature. It may be the result of offensive and sexist comments about a person’s sex or sexual features. For instance, it is unlawful to harass a female by offensive statements about females in general. It makes no difference if both the harasser and victim are of the same gender.
Please note that the laws do not make it a violation when someone teases, makes random statements, or exhibits isolated actions that are not very “severe and pervasive.” However, when such conduct rises to the level and frequency outlawed by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 or California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), it may lead to litigation. The most common way for such actions to rise to a level when we bring the case is when the harassment is so frequent or severe creating a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision such as demotion or firing. In addition, the harasser may be the victim’s supervisor, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or someone who is not an employee of the employer, such as a client or customer.
What To Do When Experiencing Unwanted Harassment
- Tell the harasser that their conduct is unwelcome, illegal, and must immediately stop.
- Report incidents to your manager, Human Resources Department, and harasser’s supervisor.
- Submit your complaint in writing. If your complaint is verbal, follow it up with an e-mail.
- Ensure that your complaint shows that the harassment is as a result of your sex or other protected class membership.
- Begin keeping a journal so that you can provide it to your lawyer.
- Don’t resign!
- If the harassment doesn’t stop or you’re unhappy with your employer’s response, contact the EEOC and California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and reach out to one of our attorneys for an evaluation of your case or for any help with filing your charges.
Knowledge and Resourcefulness Are Cornerstones of our Practice
Employers may not create an environment that is not secure for a man or a woman. Each employee must be afforded the opportunity to perform his or her work without unjust demands for romantic relationships or communications that interfere with the ability to work. Both the federal Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (“Title VII”) and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace.
Prevailing in California’s court system is contingent on attorney representation, evidence, and the proper implementation of legal strategy. Proper representation achieves maximum results based on the remedies obtained under Title VII and FEHA. Some of these remedies include lost wages, front pay which is pay that will compensate the employee for lost future earnings that would have been earned if he or she was not harassed, reinstatement to the position, attorney’s fees and court costs. In addition, if we can show that the sexual harassment was willful, then your award may include double wage damages and benefit damages.
If any of the above scenarios occurred to you or your colleagues in the workplace, consult with some of the most experienced Sacramento Sexual Harassment Lawyers at Stephen Danz and Associates. We have successfully settled or litigated hundreds of cases of sexual harassment. Each individual who contacts us for a free, no-obligation consultation at (877) 789-9707, will be granted ample time to discuss the case as well as fully understand the process. We value our clients and develop a strategy toward success. With the right resources, decades of experience, and the know-how, our firm is prepared to take your age discrimination case seriously, and we are ready and able to negotiate a settlement or take your case to court.
Remedies Are Based on Proper Representation and Accurate Strategy
Success is contingent on the attorney representation. Proper representation achieves maximum results based on the remedies obtained under Title VII and FEHA. Some of these remedies include lost wages, front pay which is pay that will compensate the employee for lost future earnings that would have been earned if he or she was not discriminated against, reinstatement to the position, attorney’s fees and court costs. In addition, if we can show that the sexual harassment was willful, then your award may include double wage damages and benefit damages.
If you have been adversely affected by sexual harassment or retaliation at work, contact Sacramento area employment discrimination lawyers who specialize in the representation of executives and employees. To discuss your case and explain what we can do for you, speak to our Sacramento based employment attorneys today for a free consultation at (877)789-9707.
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