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At Spencer C. Young Law, PC, our Bay Area sexual harassment attorneys fight against unwanted sexual advances, sexual assault, quid pro quo (“this for that”) propositions, and all other forms of harassment.  Sexual harassment laws apply equally to women and men.  Over the years we have seen a rise in sexual harassment claims by women against other women, men against other men, and men against women lawsuits.  Of course, the typical female sexual harassment claims against men continue to cross our desk and we take gender equality and workplace bullying very seriously. Unfortunately, many employees do not report these incidents because they fear retaliation.  Sometimes employees fear they will be blamed or that an unfair or incomplete investigation will take place.  We have a team of investigators and experts ready and able to investigate and discover what really happened. Employees in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Hayward and surrounding areas can trust us to reach the desired outcome.

Recently, awareness has increased regarding rapes on college campuses and sexual assault amongst agricultural workers.  Our employment attorneys take pride in restoring dignity to any place, whether at home, school, work or just out and about town.

An employer does not have to participate in the sexual harassment to be held responsible. Unfortunately, many employers in California turn a “blind eye” when their employees are being sexually harassed by other employees or supervisors.  Sexually-oriented jokes, suggestive emails, unwanted advances in the workspace are just a few of the many ways that a person may be victimized.  Our Bay Area sexual harassment lawsuit attorneys will fight to collect the damages you may be entitled to for lost wages or benefits, and even for the emotional suffering you have had to endure.

Unwanted sexual advancement or remarks, emails, or even suggestive images that are often posted in the workplace can make for a hostile or uncomfortable working environment.  While the majority of victims are women, men can become the victims of sexual harassment as well.  Despite today’s more open attitude regarding sexual orientation, same gender sexual harassment in the workplace has become far too common. If you ever need a capable Bay Area sexual harassment lawyer who will help you seek justice and right the wrong, you can count on Spencer C. Young Law, PC.

What should you do if you are the victim of sexual harassment?  Report the harassment to your supervisor or to someone in the HR department. If you don’t feel comfortable doing that you can contact our attorneys and we can assist you. It benefits you to consult with a lawyer on our staff because we also specialize on employment issues in general, in addition to sexual harassment. In the event your employer neglects to take action or bring a halt to the offending behavior, you will have a stronger case should you choose to pursue it.  In addition, your lawyer will be able to thoroughly review the situation so that the best legal options can be determined and discussed with you.

It is unlawful for employers to allow sexual harassment in the workplace in California.  There are certain laws in place to protect employees from discrimination, retaliation, and other issues in the workplace.  When an employer violates employment laws, employees deserve justice.  We understand that for many in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, and Hayward, your job is the center of your world; it is what supports your family and your life.  If you are the victim of sexual harassment, contact our firm today for unsurpassed legal guidance and support.