Briski Law Firm
San Jose Sexual Harassment Attorney
Sexual harassment in the workplace is wrong. Whether it's a hostile work environment or your supervisor is demanding certain favors in exchange for a promotion, you should contact an attorney at the San Jose office of the Briski Law Firm.
Hostile Work Environment Lawyer
Sexual harassment in the workplace can take a variety of forms, in addition to unwanted sexual advances, including:
- Offering employment benefits in exchange for sexual favors (quid pro quo harassment)
- Threatening reprisals after a negative response to sexual advances (retaliation)
- Visual conduct: leering, displaying of sexually suggestive objects or pictures, cartoons or posters, or making sexual gestures
- Verbal conduct: making derogatory comments or jokes
- Verbal sex advances or propositions
- Verbal abuse of a sexual nature
- Physical conduct: touching, assault or blocking movement
Mr. Briski has over 20 years of practicing law and has been practicing employment law since 1993. He understands the difficulties and challenges in proving these cases, and he puts an emphasis on gathering facts and obtaining witness statements early on in the process before witnesses change their minds or “don’t recall” because they are afraid of losing their jobs. If you think you have been sexually harassed, contact us.
The employment laws are complex, and it is critical that you take appropriate actions to protect your rights. You should immediately call an attorney if you've experienced sexual harassment. We'll advise you when to first go to the human resources department, and we can tell you when that's not an option. We will investigate your case thoroughly, interview witnesses, and secure e-mails and other documentation.
For more information, you may also go to our resources links page for contacts to the following links for the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission [EEOC]). These agencies enforce the laws.
Be Proactive and Gather Evidence
It is critical to get witness information, documents, e-mails, and other evidentiary information. Please go to our link to our Employment Law section where we describe some key evidence that may be gathered and actions that you may take. Contact us for more information and a free initial consultation.
Retaliation Is Unlawful
In response to your complaints about sexual harassment, your employer may have retaliated by cutting your pay, demoting you, failing to promote you, or wrongfully terminating you. This is unlawful conduct and you are entitled to compensation including punitive damages against a company or supervisor who retaliated against you for complaining about sexual harassment and asserting your rights.
Contact Briski Law Firm for a Free Consultation
Contact a lawyer at our law firm today for your free consultation if you've suffered from sexual harassment in the workplace and need an experienced attorney to fight for you.