Trusted Legal Counsel for Victims of Workplace Sexual Assault
The #MeToo movement of the last couple years has brought the issues of sexual harassment and assault to the forefront. While sexual assault is an issue in many areas of everyday life, it is particularly prevalent in the workplace. According to an NPR study, 51 percent of women and 17 percent of men have been victims of unwelcome sexual touching in the workplace, and 27 percent of women and seven percent of men have experienced a more severe degree of sexual assault in the workplace.
At the Law Offices of Christopher Montes de Oca, we work with plaintiffs in workplace sexual assault cases to advocate for their rights in court and hold their coworkers and superiors liable for their actions.
Call us today at (877) 465-2911 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation, and we will be happy to work with you.
What is sexual assault?
The general definition of sexual assault is any type of action that involves sexual contact or behavior toward another person without their consent. Specific types of actions can be defined by state and local laws, but in general, common examples of sexual assault include unwanted bodily contact of any form, forcing another person to perform or receive oral sex or forced penetration. Sexual assault is a category of crime, then, that can include more specific crimes such as assault or battery, groping or rape.
Sexual harassment and assault are frequently lumped together, but they are not actually the same thing. Sexual assault must include some form of sexual harm, or threat of harm.
Assault and harassment in the workplace
Sexual assault or harassment in the workplace generally comes in the form of unwanted sexual advances or sexual conduct that unreasonably interferes with that person’s job or creates a hostile, intimidating or offensive work environment. Examples of such behavior can include inappropriate sexual jokes, inappropriate touching or unwelcome flirtation.
Sexual harassment and assault are illegal, and harassment in the workplace is considered a form of sex discrimination under the Civil Rights Act of 1964. There are two common types of sexual harassment under the civil rights act: quid pro quo and hostile work environment.
A quid pro quo harassment or assault involves a supervisor demanding a subordinate tolerate sexual harassment as a means of either keeping or obtaining a job or job benefit. A hostile work environment case is one in which conduct routinely occurs and is pervasive enough to create a hostile or abusive work environment.
Holding offenders accountable with the help of an attorney
If you have been the victim of sexual harassment or assault in the workplace, we encourage you to contact an experienced Los Angeles workplace assault attorney at The Law Offices of Christopher Montes de Oca. Our mission is to help you seek justice and to help you return to a work environment in which you can feel safe and welcome.
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