Close X
We are essential, and so are you! Our firm is still OPEN for business and accepting new clients. To protect your safety, we are offering new and current clients the ability to meet with us via telephone or through video conferencing. Please call our office to discuss your options.

2 primary types of sexual harassment

Sexual harassment in Los Angeles workplaces primarily takes two different forms. First, we have quid pro quo sexual harassment. Second, we have hostile work environment sexual harassment. Both these types of sexual harassment are difficult and damaging for their victims to endure. Let's take a look at each of these categories more closely so you can better identify them when they happen.

Quid pro quo sexual harassment refers to an authority figure sexually harassing subordinates with the understanding that the sexual harassment must be endured if the subordinates want to keep their job benefits, keep their job, obtain a promotion or get a raise. Under the law, quid pro quo sexual harassment only needs to happen one time in order for a claim to be made. An example of this kind of abuse might involve a supervisor demanding a kiss in order for the subordinate to keep his or her job.

Hostile work environment sexual harassment usually involves a pattern of sexually harassing behavior that is unwelcome. The pattern of behavior will create a work environment that is offensive or abusive for the victims. In order to prove a hostile work environment claim, courts will usually look for patterns of repeated behavior relating to:

-- Frequently harassing conduct

-- Verbal or physical abuse

-- Hostile and/or offensive abuse

-- Behavior coming from co-workers or supervisors

-- Harassment coming from one or multiple persons

Every Los Angeles sexual harassment case is different. Therefore, each must be examined individually to determine its merits and whether a viable claim can be made. If you are currently being sexually harassed on the job, you may want to reach out to an employment law firm, such as Bononi Law Group, to determine if you can stand up for your rights and seek financial restitution in court.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Why Hire Bononi Law Group?

You can choose among many California law firms when seeking an attorney for your employment law matter. Here are four reasons you should consider Bononi Law Group.

  • Experienced Experienced

    More than two decades helping employees and employers with employment law matters

  • Recognized Recognized

    Included in Southern California Super Lawyers, listed in Best Lawyers in America, and quoted in the Los Angeles Times

  • Right-Sized Right-Sized

    Small enough to give personal attention and large enough to have the resources needed for success

  • Tested Tested

    We have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars for clients through settlements and trial verdicts

  1. AVVO Rating - 10.0 Superb
  2. BBB(R) - Accerdited Business A+ Rating
  3. Weekly Reader Recommended - Best of Pasadena - 2016
  4. LACBA - Los Angeles County Bar Association
  5. Lead Counsel - LC - Rated
  6. Martindale-Hubbell - AV Preeminent - Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence
  7. The National Advocates | Top 100 Lawyers
  8. Super Lawyers
  9. ABA - American Bar Association
  10. FindLaw - Bononi Law Group, LLP

Fight Back With Bononi Today! Call 866-295-7512

To learn about your legal rights and options in employment matters, talk to us. Complete the form here or give us a call.

EMAIL US FOR A RESPONSE

Email Us For Quick Answers

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

visit our office/follow us

Bononi Law Group, LLP
301 North Lake Ave, Suite 820
Pasadena, CA 91101

Toll Free: 866-295-7512
Fax: 213-553-9215
Pasadena Law Office Map