When you have been the victim of sexual harassment, you may have questions about the best way to handle the situation and which legal avenue to pursue. Before you confront your employer, you should first consult with a knowledgeable Los Angeles sexual harassment attorney who can help you understand your legal options and can help you formulate the best course of action.
Located in Beverly Hills, California, at The Rubin Law Corporation, our attorneys in Los Angeles take sexual harassment claims very seriously, and we are here to make sure employees are educated about their rights and options under California and federal laws.
This form of employee discrimination can be particularly stressful to deal with because of the nature of the harassment and the awkward position many employees feel from the types of behavior they often endure.
Under current California law, if you have suffered sexual harassment in the workplace you can file a complaint directly with the Fair Employment and Housing Agency (FEHA). They will then do their own independent investigation.
However, it is important to note that, like most state agencies, they are overworked and have too few resources to adequately research every claim. That is why consulting with an attorney independently can help you build a comprehensive record as well as track, collect and preserve vital evidence.
The FEHA also may take a long time to process your claim, which is why our attorneys can help accelerate the process while helping you build your record while you wait for the agency to compile its record.
It should be noted that sometimes the record that the agency develops may not support your claim, depending on who they talk to and what kind of evidence the employer may supply them. This is why it is helpful to have our attorneys on your side, who can make sure evidence that supports your side is collected and documented correctly.
They will also issue you a right-to-sue letter, which means you can pursue a sexual harassment lawsuit in civil court. We can help you attain this letter so that you can exhaust all your administrative options, while still preserving your claim in court. We have the experience and knowledge to make sure you are protected at every turn.