Sexual harassment is a pervasive, common problem throughout the country. No matter where sexual harassment takes place, victims have a right to hold responsible individuals and / or organizations accountable for their actions by filing a sexual harassment lawsuit. At Lessem Newstate & Tooson, LLP, our team of Ventura sexual harassment attorneys are prepared to guide victims of harassment step-by-step through their legal journeys. We aim to help our clients obtain justice and full compensation for any physical, emotional, and / or financial damages they suffered.
Sexual harassment law – under the Fair Employment and Housing Act and other legislation – defines sexual harassment as any form of abusive or harassing behavior based on another's sex, gender, or physical appearance. While most common in the workplace, sexual harassment and abuse can also take place in other settings, including professional environments involving physicians, teachers, and others.
Common examples of sexual harassment include:
- Hostile work environment
- Unwanted sexual advances, comments, or contact
- Inappropriate visual, verbal, or physical conduct
- Threatening conduct after a negative response to sexual advances
- Offering employment benefits in exchange for sexual favors
Regardless of the type of harassment or abuse that occurs, victims should work with experienced attorneys who have the resources and abilities to guide them through the legal process. Our legal team is prepared to personally review your case, determine your options, and explain how you may be entitled to compensation. In addition to holding individuals responsible for harassment, we may also pursue legal action against employers for their failures to prevent, recognize, or stop the harassment.
Lessem Newstate & Tooson, LLP is experienced in handling sexual harassment cases. Just recently, our legal team secured a $410,000 settlement in a workplace harassment case in favor of our client. If you would like to learn more about your rights from compassionate attorneys who care about your well-being, call (805) 410-3513 for a FREE consultation.