Work-Related Discrimination Or Sexual Assault In The Bay Area
Your employer is responsible for ensuring that your work environment is a safe one. If your colleagues pose a danger to you, your employer must take action to prevent any harm from coming to you. If you were assaulted by a fellow employee, whether at work or outside of work, whether during work hours or outside of them, your employer can be held responsible. This is especially the case if the alleged perpetrator was a supervisor. Our employment law attorneys are highly skilled at investigating these types of cases and we may be able to help you pursue the justice you deserve.
Do not be afraid to seek justice against those who have violated your peace of mind. Sexual assault is not just a criminal offense; it may also involve civil penalties. That means that you may be entitled to punitive damages. Furthermore, you cannot be fired or mistreated for seeking justice.
At Jachimowicz Law Group, our goal is to provide clients with results-oriented legal service both in negotiations and in court. For more than 30 years, we have represented clients in San Jose and the Bay Area who encounter problems in employment matters, including work-related sexual assault.
Sexual Assault Means More Than Rape
Workplace sexual assault can take a variety of forms. While rape can be one of these forms, sexual assault can cover a wide-variety of other situations. Other types of behavior can make you feel unsafe and qualify as sexual assault under the law:
- Engaging in unwanted touching or groping
- Invading your personal space
- Seeking personal relationships outside of the workplace
- Making sexual innuendoes
- Sending disturbing messages
- Any other behavior that makes you feel your safety is in jeopardy
Sexual assault creates a hostile work environment, and the trauma associated with sexual assault can be significant and long-lasting. The individual who sexually assaulted you may be personally liable for your suffering, and the company you work for may also owe you compensation. The hiring process may need significant examination if dangerous employees are allowed to share your work space.
Don’t Allow Fear To Prevent You From Seeking Compensation
Many victims of sexual assault delay seeking justice because they fear retribution or retaliation. Don’t allow fear to prevent you from seeking compensation for your suffering. If you have been the victim of workplace sexual assault, we are here to help. If you do suffer any consequences as the result of seeking justice, your employer may be violating the law and you may be entitled to even more compensation.
Contact us for a free and confidential discussion with lawyers who empathize with your situation and will aggressively pursue justice on your behalf.