Workplace harassment is a growing issue in California. Unfortunately each day there are employees harassed in the workplace, either by co-workers or management. Harassment is a growing concern in California and the state legislature and courts have taken serious steps to help alleviate the issue in the workplace. Unfortunately in today’s society too many individuals do not understand or respect others “space” or beliefs.
Harassment is a form of discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).
Harassment occurs when unwelcome commentary or conduct is made based upon race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. This includes pregnancies.
Harassment can come from a variety of sources and can be completed in many different ways. Some of the most common sources of harassment include, but are not limited to:
- Jokes or slurs
- Threats or assaults
- Unwanted Touching
- Offensive pictures
- Name Calling
Should you find yourself victim of any of the following, or any other form of harassment in the workplace, we strongly recommend you contact an attorney immediately. There are many adverse actions that can occur due to harassment and complaining about it to management. For one, as the victim, you may become retaliated against, transferred, suspended or even fired. It is imperative that you meet with an attorney to discuss your options on how to best handle the situation.
We recommend that people do not just wipe it off and move forward as all that does is create more stress for the victim. As employees we spend a majority of our time in the workplace, with co-workers and management, and if our time there is unsettling it leaves little to be desired which creates a lack of motivation for the victim. This in turn can cause the victim to be subject to disciplinary action. If you have fallen victim to workplace harassment contact the Law Offices of Bowman and Associates.
Our knowledgeable staff are here to assist you in a time of need. Our attorneys are experienced and have a sense of care and concern when it comes to our clients. Customer satisfaction is our largest goal, and we strive to provide the highest level of service at all times. Contact us today for your free consultation.