Orange County Sexual Harassment Attorney
When you’re being sexually harassed, or whether you’ve suffered a wrongful termination because you resisted a manager’s advances, Bear Republic Law is here to represent you.
Andrew Nissen has experience with many cases like these and can help you receive financial compensation.
We don’t get paid unless you do. Get a free consultation today by calling us at (949) 586-2235 today
These Are the Signs You Have A Case For Being Sexually Harassed
The State of California takes sexual harassment cases seriously (just look at what happened during #metoo). However, you must be able to prove that the harassment was severe and detrimental.
Here are some of the factors that you can use to prove your case and make the harassers face justice:
- Sexual favors were requested
- You received unwanted physical contact of a sexual nature
- Inappropriate messages received via text or email
- Sexual jokes or comments
- Bribery through sexual means
- You received a lower salary, demotions, or were passed over for promotion for refusing sexual favors
Immediate Steps You Can Take When You’re Being Sexually Harassed
It’s critical to start building a case as soon as possible. Simply ignoring a problem won’t make it go away. Here are proven steps to help you can use when you are being harassed:
- Don’t find yourself alone. If you are constantly with others, they can be witnesses to the harassment.
- Be upfront and vocal about your disinterest in the harasser.
- Submit a complaint regarding behavior to your employer. If you’re worried about retaliation, give us a call – we’ll tell you how to handle it.
- Get all information regarding sexual harassment from your employee handbook
Get Help With A Completely Free And Confidential Consultation
Those who have been sexually harassed can feel angry and helpless. In many cases, they fear the backlash if they do pursue their employer for damages.
But understand this: they were the ones that did something wrong, not you! We are here to help. Getting a consultation with us is free and completely confidential.
We’ll answer all of the questions you have, and work to help you during this stressful time. In the consultation, you’ll learn:
- The two things an employer can try to do to shut you down
- The one resource you need to have on hand to increase your odds of winning
- How to gather proof in the most effective way (most cases fail without this)
- How to protect yourself from employer retaliation
- Answers to any and all other questions you have.
Bear Republic Law Will Help You With Your Sexual Harassment Case
Andrew Nissen of Bear Republic Law is a skilled attorney in handling those affected by sexual harassment. Even though we are now more aware of harassment in the workplace, it can be difficult to navigate the law. You have the facts, and we have the know-how to help put a case together for you.
Remember, a consultation with Andrew is free and has no obligations attached. There’s no risk to you. Go ahead and give us a call at (949) 586-2235 today, or click the button below to submit your info:
Why Choose Bear Republic Law?
Clients that choose Bear Republic Law desire a more personal approach. They love that we believe in upfront, direct communication. They’re kept in the loop of things. Unlike larger, more impersonal firms, we enjoy building relationships with our clients.
Consider us your personal counsel. We’ve helped our clients navigate the difficult job market and get employment, and even find the right therapists. We’re confident we can do the same for you.
Client Testimonials About Bear Republic Law
When a problem comes along…you must go to Andrew Nissen!
Andrew Nissen was clear as to what my options were and was fantastic advising me which direction I should go about when dealing with the issue. I’m very grateful I went to him and I would absolutely go back to him and utilize his services again.
I would recommend Andrew to anyone, especially if they were worried if they had no legal expertise. He was patient, thorough, and pleasant/polite. Ultimately, the finished product gave me peace of mind.
The case resulted in a significant settlement
His dedication and pursuit of the offending party was top notch. Anyone that finds themselves in my situation should hire Andrew.
Look no further you have found the right attorney responsible, dedicated, and hardworking.
I met with Andrew to take care of some paperwork, he is very professional and works with you closely. When he had my case he would always update me on new information and any changes they would make…Andrew is the right lawyer to go to you will be thankful that you chose Andrew to represent your case. Just give him a call and he will be more than happy to help you fight your case.
Common Misconceptions About Sexual Harassment
In 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act was passed. It applies to employers, employment agencies, and the government. According to it, “Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.”
That’s the law, so what are the common misconceptions?
1st Misconception: The harasser is always male and the victim is female.
Reality: The victim and the harasser can be either men or women. We know from stats that men tend to be harassers and women tend to be victims. However, the reality is that either sex can be the one causing problems, and they can even cause the same sex problems.
2nd Misconception: The harasser has to be your boss.
Reality: The harasser doesn’t need to be your manager. It could be anyone at the same company as you. They could even be a non-employee client.
3rd Misconception: You have to be fired or harmed for it to count.
Reality: Even if you were not physically harmed, and there was no backlash, the fact remains that you were harassed in a sexual way. If this affects your work and your wellbeing while in the office, this is called in legal terms a “hostile work environment”.
4th Misconception: You have to be the one who was harassed.
Reality: Even if you were not the one harassed, but you now feel unsafe, you can take action. Just the fact that you are now uncomfortable at work can be considered a hostile work environment.
Don’t Delay – Contact Us Today.
Have questions? We have answers. Don’t go it alone. We’ll protect your rights and fight for your interests. Visit our convenient location with free parking on Cabot Road. Or, give us a call, or send us a message.
MATTHEWS | NISSEN LLP, BEAR REPUBLIC LAW
28202 Cabot Road
Laguna Niguel, CA, 92677
Phone: (949) 586-2235