Walnut Creek Sexual Harassment Law
California Law Protects You
Sexual harassment is any kind of unwelcome sexual contact—verbal, visual, or physical—that is severe enough to create a hostile work environment.
Essentially, conduct of a sexual nature that is welcome is not harassment, so if you want to stop a harasser, you must show that you do not welcome the treatment or behavior. Talk to the harasser—or, better yet, send an email explaining that you want him or her to stop.
If that does not work and your workplace’s established measures do not stop the harasser, either, then you should call Nancy Balles, A Professional Law Corporation, to work with a harassment lawyer in Walnut Creek.
Our office cares about helping you get the justice you deserve under California law.
Harassment Law in Walnut Creek and California
California allows protections that extend the protections of federal law against sexual harassment.
The California Fair Housing and Employment Act (FEHA) prohibits sexual harassment and other types of sex discrimination. The law applies to private & public employers, employment agencies, and labor organizations.
Under federal law in California, you have 300 days to file a complaint after the harassing act occurs. Under California law, you have one year to file suit.
Since filing must begin with complaints and notices of the right to sue as issued by an administrative board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, you probably want to file much earlier to ensure you fulfill the deadline’s requirements.
If you need help in California, call our offices today.