If You Have Been Sexually Harassed At Work

Sexual harassment is an epidemic in workplaces in California and throughout the nation. For more than 20 years, harassment victims have been able to turn to the Navarette Law Firm in San Jose for sound counsel and aggressive advocacy.

You Do Not Have To Endure This Unjust And Unprofessional Treatment

We have represented victims from nearly every industry and we have handled an extremely wide variety of harassment cases, securing millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. Our experience and record of success make us uniquely qualified to help you if you have been sexually harassed at work.

Contact our San Jose office today to schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney.

Tips For Navigating California's Sexual Harassment Laws

Here are a few tips you should follow if you have been sexually harassed at work:

  • If possible, make clear to the harasser that his or her behavior is unwelcome: No matter the type of behavior he or she is engaging in — obscene gestures, telling offensive jokes, unwanted sexual come-ons, sending sexually suggestive or explicit emails or text messages, or other inappropriate actions — you should tell the harasser to stop. Of course, sometimes this is extremely difficult to do especially if you are being victimized by a supervisor. If you are intimidated or made to feel that your job is in jeopardy, you may understandably feel reluctant about protesting. This makes taking the next step especially important in such circumstances.
  • Contact an attorney who focuses on sexual harassment in the workplace as soon as possible: If your safety is threatened or you believe that a sexual assault is imminent, contact the police. But if you are being harassed in less physically threatening ways, call an attorney immediately. Even before you report the incident to Human Resources, you should contact a lawyer. We can help you report the incidents to a Human Resources officer in the proper way.
  • Be prepared for resistance from your employer: When you report harassment, many employers will not be supportive since they will fear a lawsuit. Despite their protestations, they should be held accountable. They may, however, aggressively fight any allegations. This is a major reason you should contact an attorney early in the process; we can help you prepare for your employer's resistance to accepting responsibility.
  • Take notes about the behavior that is making your workplace unprofessional and uncomfortable: A timeline and detailed notes may be extremely helpful if your case is litigated. In your notes, keep a list of witnesses, dates of incidents and details about the exact nature of the unwanted behavior. But do not give that to your employer; give it to your lawyer.
  • Get help: We can help you in the legal arena, but we also have relationships with Bay Area psychologists, therapists, counselors and medical professionals who may be instrumental in helping you overcome sexual harassment.

Help Is Just A Phone Call Or Email Away

Call us toll free at 866-994-BEST (2378) or contact us via email to schedule a free consultation.  Please note that with respect to sexual harassment cases we only handle sexual harassment cases in which a woman has been the victim.