Los Angeles Discrimination or Harassment Attorney Asserts Employee Rights
California firm helps clients bring workplace harassment claims
At the Law Offices of Victor Manrique in Los Angeles, I am a proven California attorney who has been representing harassment victims for more than three decades. This does not just encompass people who are subjected to sexual advances at work, but also employees forced to face a hostile work environment because of their race, religion or another protected personal trait. Discrimination can arise in a discipline case, a promotion case, an assignment case, while attempting resolution of a medical restriction, and many other contexts. My firm presses to get justice for workers who have been harassed.
Types of sexual harassment in the workplace
Sexual harassment should not be tolerated no matter what type of job you have or what has been accepted there in the past. My firm advocates on behalf of victims in the following types of sexual harassment cases:
- Quid pro quo claims — Bosses and other individuals who have a position of authority at your place of employment cannot leverage their power to pressure you into sexual activity. The legal term for this misconduct is quid pro quo sexual harassment, based on a Latin phrase meaning “this for that.” Being promised a workplace benefit for going out with a supervisor or getting threatened with a firing if you don’t give in to their sexual demands is against the law. Don’t wait for this problem to get worse. I help victims put a stop to employer sexual harassment and pursue legal remedies for them.
- Hostile work environment complaints — Crude remarks, unwanted touching, offensive photos or other forms of misbehavior can make the workplace intolerable. If you’ve faced harassment of this nature, relief might be available through a hostile work environment claim. This type of misconduct does not have to come from a supervisor. You can still bring a claim if a co-worker or even a customer creates a problem.
- Retaliation actions — When you bring a sexual harassment claim, you have the right to do so without fear of reprisal. If you believe that your firing, demotion or undesirable work assignment was meant as retaliation for objecting to prior mistreatment, I will advise you of your legal options.
You have the right to perform your job duties in peace. My firm is committed to holding those who violate this right accountable.
Other types of California workplace harassment
In California, hostile work environment harassment claims are not limited to sexually offensive behavior. You can also seek relief if you have been tormented due to your:
- Sexual orientation
- Disability or medical condition
If you are in one of these protected groups or another classification listed in the Fair Employment and Housing Act, my firm is prepared to represent you in a harassment or discrimination claim.
If your case does not involve any of the discriminatory categories above, public sector employees are covered by other personnel policies thar require employers to treat employees fairly and impartially, courteously and consistent with the mission of the public agency or department for which the employee works.
Contact a thorough California attorney regarding a workplace harassment issue
The Law Offices of Victor Manrique in Los Angeles advises Southern California clients on workplace harassment issues. To make an appointment for a meeting, please call 213-487-4733 or contact me online.