Sexual Harassment by a Supervisor
Employees know that complaining about their supervisor or manager can cause some serious problems at work. Unfortunately, many people put up with sexual harassment by their supervisor, the owner or CEO of their company for months and years before they finally speak out. If your supervisor is harassing you, though, the sooner you contact us, the sooner you can protect your rights and your job.
Serving Clients In San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and Marin County
At The Armstrong Law Firm, we believe that no employee should have to be afraid to protect themselves from harassing and discriminatory behavior from their supervisor or manager. Contact us. We will provide a free consultation to explain the law and help you determine the best way to proceed to make the harassment stop.
Don’t wait too long. For sexual harassment claims, managers and supervisors have a special level of liability. If you put up with unlawful behavior for months or years, then suddenly complain, your employer can use it against you. It’s not fair, but it often works. Contact The Armstrong Law Firm as soon as possible to ensure that this doesn’t happen to you.
What Does Supervisor Sexual Harassment Look Like?
Generally, sexual harassment by supervisors and managers is about abusing a position of power. Many times, it can be subtle and build up over a period of time. Ask yourself if you have observed any of the following behaviors by your employer:
- Inappropriately leaning too close to talk to you at your desk
- Unwelcome touching
- Inappropriate language, dirty jokes
- Consistently asking what you do with your evening and weekend time
- Phoning or emailing you at home or off-hours
- Quid pro quo, expecting something in exchange for a promotion or pay raise (leave)
- Asking you out on dates
What About Retaliation?
Make no mistake, the possibility of retaliation after filing a sexual harassment or discrimination complaint with your human resources department is very real. That’s why it is important to talk to a qualified employment lawyer to start the process of protecting your rights and your job immediately.
Contact us for a free consultation with an attorney right away. Our offices are located in San Francisco, Oakland and Marin County, and we represent clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area including San Jose and Santa Clara County. Call 415-692-0462.