Northridge Harassment Attorneys
Fighting Workplace Harassment in the San Fernando Valley
Workplace harassment consists of unwanted, hostile behavior that is directed towards an employee or worker. This type of behavior is done to make the victim feel uncomfortable and/or offended. It can come from a supervisor, a co-worker, a client, or a customer. When done frequently or in a serious manner, it will likely lead to a hostile work environment, which can threaten one’s work performance and overall emotional and mental well-being. When this occurs, it becomes a legal matter, as workplace harassment is prohibited by law.
Many types of harassment can occur in the workplace based on a variety of actions and attitudes. If you believe you have been subject to this type of derogatory behavior, you may have cause for a legal claim against your employer. Your first step should be to consult with a Northridge harassment lawyer at K2 Employment Law. Our firm is entirely devoted to employment law, providing representation solely for employees in such matters. Our firm serves Northridge, the San Fernando Valley, and Los Angeles.
Find out if you have a legal claim by contacting us at (800) 590-7674. Your initial consultation is free and confidential.
Types of Workplace Harassment
Workplace harassment can include offensive conduct regarding:
- Your race
- Your religion
- Your national origin
- Your sex
- Your color
- Your age
- Your sexual orientation
- Your disability
Retaliation against you for exercising any of your state or federal employment law rights can also be considered harassment.
Employers are held responsible for harassment based on the above protected categories. However, the harassment must be so severe and/or frequent that it creates a hostile work environment. A hostile work environment is considered one in which your ability to work and/or your performance is negatively affected.
Harassment can occur verbally, visually, or through physical contact. Offensive jokes, slurs, innuendos, photos, posters, cartoons, other visuals, unwanted touching or sexual advances, and unwanted comments about one’s body, looks, physical features, religious beliefs, age, and more may all be classified as harassment.
Time Is of the Essence in Making Harassment Claims
Should you be continually subjected to the aforementioned types of misconduct, you should act as soon as possible by getting in touch with K2 Employment Law. Long delays may result in your loss of the ability to seek legal remedies. Our Northridge harassment lawyers can put their decades of experience—including past experience in employer defense—to work for you. We seek personalized legal strategies that yield results.