Sexual Harassment #MeToo

SEXUAL HARASSMENT & #METOO MOVEMENT

The Matern Law Group is on the front lines of the #MeToo movement. 

With a lengthy track records of trial wins and millions of dollars’ worth of settlements, our attorneys have represented countless women in sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation cases throughout California.

What is sexual harassment?

Sexual harassment can take so many forms, from inappropriate touching and requests for sexual favors, to crude and offensive jokes and comments.  It takes experienced #MeToo lawyers to properly evaluate your claims.

 

Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment

Hostile work environment sexual harassment occurs in the workplace where an employee is subject to sexual attention or conduct that is so severe or pervasive that it creates an abusive or hostile work environment for an employee. Common types of conduct that will create a hostile work environment include sexual advances, physical conduct (groping, grabbing), verbal conduct (sexual remarks or innuendo, slurs, taunts, ridicule), and harassment (sending sexually explicit emails, posting pornographic images, making offensive gestures).

In California, an employer is strictly liable for the sexual harassment of a manager of supervisor. If the harassment is by a co-worker, the employer is only liable if a supervisor knew or should have known of the harassment and failed to take immediate and appropriate corrective action.

If you feel you have suffered hostile work environment sexual harassment in the workplace, please Contact Us.

Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment

Quid pro quo harassment occurs in the workplace when a manager or supervisor asks an employee for a sexual favor in return for giving the employee an employment related benefit, such as a promotion, a raise, a positive job review or even a continuation of employment itself.

Quid pro quo sexual harassment also occurs when a manager or supervisor asks an employee for a sexual favor in return for promising the employee not to fire or reprimand the employee.

In California, an employer is strictly liable for the sexual harassment of a manager of supervisor. If the harassment is by a co-worker, the employer is only liable if a supervisor knew or should have known of the harassment and failed to take immediate and appropriate corrective action.

If you feel you have suffered quid pro quo sexual harassment in the workplace, please Contact Us.