When you arrive at your job each day, there are certainties.
You are going to work, you are going to have lunch, and at the end of the day, you are going home. A general expectation is that one feels safe and comfortable within their work environment. What if harassment or discrimination disrupts your personal space and your productivity within the workplace? What if the situation becomes uncomfortable and inhospitable? Who, do you turn to for help? You have rights; you are entitled to safety beyond the peering eyes of a would-be offender no matter your gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, race, ethnicity or religion.
If you sadly find yourself in a place of defense and the aftermath that follows, we are here for you.
It is important to remember that this is not your fault nor should you have to live in fear. In the particular cases of sexual harassment, the variety of the levels are vast. In California, there are many facets to sexual harassment to protect the citizens in legal instances; this includes visual, verbal and physical harassment. Victims are entitled to restitution to cover the loss in many capacities.
One of the tools you can equip yourself in defense is to record everything.
From the details of the incident, time location and even witnesses. Also, record when you verbally and physically attempted to stop the harassment as well as when you reported it.
The most important thing is for you to feel safe. Remember that you have rights and many options that protect you. Every situation is different, and every victim has a story. You deserve a chance to be heard.
At Raynes and Erickson Attorneys at Law, we understand the legal system and will use our expertise to make sure you are heard in court.