Refusing Sexual Advances In The Workplace
One of the most troubling aspects of workplace sexual harassment is fear of what will happen if you resist. Will the person get violent or spread lies about you? Will you lose your job or get bad references if you quit? If you speak up, will you be believed and supported?
For too many victims, refusing sexual advances is not an option, or a last resort only when the harassment escalates. At The Armstrong Law Firm, we want to empower you to stand up for your right to a safe working environment. We can help you hold the harasser and employer accountable for the illegal behavior and the trauma you have suffered.
We have prevailed in sexual harassment lawsuits throughout the Bay Area, including recoveries for retaliation after refusing sexual advances. Contact us today for a free consultation. We have offices in San Francisco and Oakland.
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Some people won’t take no for an answer. Refusing the unwelcome advances of a supervisor, co-worker, vendor or customer may evoke any number of responses. The person might get even more aggressive, including sexual assault. The person may back off for a while, then resume the amorous advances. There may be a backlash, from the harasser or from the management. Or perhaps the harasser is appropriately punished and never bothers you again.
Our attorneys can help you document sexual advances and what happened after you asked the person to stop or reported it to your employer. We will pursue damages and appropriate legal action for any ongoing harassment or retaliation:.
- Continued sexual harassment
- Stalking, harassment, threats or violence
- Hostile working environment
- Bad-mouthing and damage to your reputation
- Poor performance reviews or negative employment references
- Termination, transfer or adverse employment action against you
Refusing sexual advances or reporting the behavior can be a scary prospect. Although you are the victim, you may be accused of inviting the advances or “giving mixed signals.” But if you say nothing, the harassment will only continue and probably get worse. It is critical to contact an attorney so that you make the right moves to protect yourself in every way. The Armstrong Law Firm is on your side, and we will do everything we can to help you get justice and put this nightmare behind you.
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We will support you in everything that happens after refusing workplace sexual advances. For a free case evaluation with an experienced employment lawyer at The Armstrong Law Firm, call 415-692-0462 or contact us online. .