Sexual harassment and abuse, in any form, should never be tolerated. For those who have been subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace or anywhere else, the impact can be devastating. Apart from having to endure emotional and psychological repercussions, victims may also be subjected to additional adversities. In the workplace, for example, employees who experience sexual harassment may also become victims of adverse employment actions such as:
- Pay reductions
- Wrongful termination
Ultimately, victims of sexual harassment have a right to pursue legal recourse against the responsible individual. In some cases, victims may also pursue legal action against the employer or company responsible for failing to prevent or stop the harassment. In order to assert these rights, sexual harassment victims throughout Santa Barbara and the surrounding communities of Southern California can work with Santa Barbara Injury Law Group to file an effective lawsuit, or sexual harassment claim.
Whether you or your loved one experienced sexual harassment or abuse at work, from a professional, or anywhere else, our legal team is prepared to review your case and inform you of your legal rights. It is important to remember that regardless of any criminal charges brought against offenders, financial compensation must be pursued by filing a claim in a civil court.
Our firm's Santa Barbara sexual harassment lawyers are experienced in protecting the rights and well-beings of sexual harassment victims. In one recent case, our legal team managed to successfully settle a claim in which our client was sexually harassed by the company CEO. We obtained a $410,000 settlement and, per our negotiations, were successful in having the CEO resign.
For more information about your rights and whether or not you may be eligible to file a sexual harassment claim, call (805) 793-0227 for a free legal consultation.