Mission Viejo Workplace Sexual Harassment
We know how invasive workplace sexual harassment can feel. It’s something that no one should ever have to go through. Unfortunately, it’s a reality that many people face every day. If you believe that you’re the victim of workplace sexual harassment, you should contact an attorney immediately. No one should have to tolerate this type of behavior. Sessions & Kimball is experienced in workplace sexual harassment cases, and we are always here to help you. Contact our office by using our online contact form or call us at (949) 380-0900 for a free consultation today.
Why You Need A Lawyer
If you believe you’ve been a victim of workplace sexual harassment, it’s always a good idea to contact a Mission Viejo employment law attorney who specializes in these types of cases. They can help you with several things, including the following:
- Determining if what you’re experiencing is, in fact, sexual harassment.
Generally, the rule of thumb is if something feels like sexual harassment in the workplace, it probably is. However, it’s essential to figure out if what you’re experiencing is legally considered sexual harassment and what your options are. The best way to make this determination is by speaking with a lawyer who is experienced with workplace sexual harassment cases.
- Help you come up with a response to the harasser.
When you’re put in an uncomfortable situation like this, it can be challenging to figure out how to respond. Should you report it? Whom should you report it to? What kinds of documentation should you be collecting? When you speak with an experienced lawyer, they can help you come up with a response and let you know the best way to handle the situation.
- Make sure your employer doesn’t retaliate.
If you’re already speaking to an attorney before you report the sexual harassment, it can be really helpful. Your employer will likely take you more seriously, and they will be more aware of how they respond to your complaint. Unfortunately, retaliation is a real possibility, but it’s less likely to happen if you already have legal representation.
Statute Of Limitations
The statute of limitations is one of the most critical pieces of information you can learn when you’re considering filing a lawsuit. If you don’t file on time, you could miss out on a significant amount of money that you’d otherwise be entitled to. The statute of limitations on sexual harassment claims can vary, but generally speaking, you have three years from the date you receive a right-to-sue notice to file a sexual harassment claim in the state of California. In October of 2019, the California Governor signed a bill that extended the statute of limitations from one year to three years. While this extension may make it more difficult for employers to defend themselves, it’s a good thing for victims. It gives you time to process what happened and then files a lawsuit once you’re emotionally ready.
Sessions & Kimball Can Help Protect You
If you’ve been the victim of workplace sexual harassment, Sessions & Kimball can help. We have been representing employees for decades and have a substantial amount of experience handling sexual harassment claims. You’ll never pay us any money until we win or settle your case. Contact our office by using our online contact form or call us at (949) 380-0900 for a free consultation today.