Contra Costa County Sexual Harassment Lawyer

Serving Clients in the East Bay Area | Walnut Creek | Pleasant Hill | Concord

Have you been treated unfairly or harassed on the job because of your sexual orientation or gender? Have you been hesitant to do anything about it, out of fear of retaliation or embarrassment? You are not alone. Sexual harassment in the workplace is an all to common action. Under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), any harassment involving sex, gender, pregnancy, childbirth, or other related medical conditions is considered illegal.

At the Furstenthal Law Office, our Contra Costa County sexual harassment lawyer can help you fight back and fight for your rights. Attorney John Furstenthal has represented numerous individuals who have been harassed on the basis of gender and sexual orientation in Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Concord, and throughout the Northern California Bay Area.

Schedule a FREE consultation with an experienced lawyer by calling (925)-284-1718 or filling out our online form. We can assess your situation, and let you know if you are eligible to file a claim.

What is Sexual Harassment?

According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, requests for sexual favors, unwelcome sexual advances, or actions of a sexual nature constitute harassment when it interferes with an individual’s job performance, creates a hostile work environment, or affects an individual’s employment.

There are two types of sexual harassment. The first is called quid pro quo:

  • An employee is offered a pay raise or promotion in exchange for sexual favors
  • An employer threatens to fire an employee if sexual favors are not performed

The second type of sexual harassment involves actions that transform the workplace into a hostile work environment:

  • An employee or employer who makes unwanted sexual gestures, comments or jokes
  • Sexually explicit images, or content are emailed to employee
  • Unwanted physical contact / touching
  • Unwelcome requests for dates

Who Are the Victims of Sexual Harassment?

Both women and men can be the victim and perpetrators of sexual harassment and discrimination on the job. And in today’s environment, gender equality encompasses much more than just the protection of women’s rights. At the Furstenthal Law Office, our Bay Area sexual discrimination attorney represents women and men facing harassment, as well as those who embrace non-traditional gender identities. If you are facing workplace gender discrimination or sex harassment, it might be time to take legal action. The first step is to speak with an experienced attorney.

FREE Consultation - Contact a Bay Area Attorney Today

If you are seeking experienced legal representation for a sexual harassment claim, call the Furstenthal Law Office today at (925)-284-1718 or fill out our online form. Our attorney represents clients throughout the East Bay, in Northern California, including Walnut Creek, Concord, Pleasant Hill, Lafayette, and surrounding communities in Contra Costa County.

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