It started innocently enough. Your boss invited you to lunch, paid the bill and you enjoyed the conversation about work and your respective families. Things soon escalated, however, and he started inviting you to dinner. You have refused time and time again, but he keeps asking you out, making comments about your body and even using sexual language with you.
Now, you’re avoiding your boss, and you’re terrified of every interaction. He comes into your office and hovers over you, massaging your shoulders while you try to work. You haven’t said anything because you don’t want to ruffle any feathers, but now you’re thinking of quitting your job, just to get away from him.
At the Bononi Law Group, LLP, we represent Los Angeles residents who have been victimized by sexual harassment, and we have seen so many clients with stories just like your own. The unfortunate fact is that this kind of sexual harassment runs rampant throughout California workplaces. It doesn’t matter if you’re a lawyer, a secretary, a computer engineer, a janitor, a hair stylist or a doctor — and it doesn’t matter if you’re male or female — you could find yourself victimized by sexual harassment.
Fortunately, California law and federal law are on your side. You can speak up against this abuse and put it to an immediate stop without any fear of losing your job. By filing a sexual harassment claim, you can make your voice heard, seek financial compensation for the injuries caused by the abuse you’ve endured, and let your employer (and your abuser) know that this kind of behavior is not only immoral and unacceptable, but it is also illegal and unlawful.