Our Sacramento workplace harassment attorneys know how traumatizing could be to go to work every day and get harassed. There could be several parties to blame for the workplace harassment. First, the harassers could be your own coworkers. But, secondly, your employer could also be to blame if they have created an environment that allows workplace harassment. 

For example, you could hold your Sacramento employer responsible if they failed to have proper policies in place that frown upon and prohibit harassment.

Harassment could take place in several different ways, such as verbal remarks or physical harassment. Regardless of what you have gone through, contact our Sacramento employment attorneys to schedule a one-on-one consultation. Our Sacramento workplace attorneys no just what to do when it comes to filing a harassment lawsuit. We have top-rated legal resources and relationships with employment experts to determine the value of your case, and to hold your employer responsible.

What is a case evaluation?

A case evaluation is a consultation where you can discuss your potential case with a qualified attorney. Our Heidari law attorneys offer free no risk case evaluations. During this case evaluation, our attorneys want to get to know a little bit more about the workplace harassment that you experienced. 

For example, sometimes workplace harassment could be a one-time experience. Other times, workplace harassment could build up over time, until you finally decide to report it. Many people are fearful of losing their jobs or losing steady income. And so they don’t report workplace harassment until several months, or even years later.

Contact our top-rated Sacramento workplace harassment attorneys today to set up your case evaluation.

Workplace Harassment Compensation

There are several losses that an employee may have to experience from going through a harassment incident. For example, this includes:

  • Back pay
  • Front pay
  • Incidental costs like looking for another job
  • Wages that the employee was denied
  • Difference in pay from the new position versus the position the employee had
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering

Emotional Distress And Workplace Harassment

Usually, workplace harassment can be a traumatizing experience. That is why an employee could recover wage costs, along with any emotional distress that they suffered from the harassment. 

Sometimes, employees may develop PTSD, anxiety, or even depression after experiencing workplace harassment at work. These are all compensation that’s recoverable. Give us a call today to discuss your specific Sacramento workplace harassment lawsuit.

What is harassment?

Harassment is a very vague term used to refer to a variety of unwanted behavior. Sometimes, harassment could be explicitly directed at someone who belongs to a protected class. Protected classes include race, age, gender, sex, disability, religion, and national origin. Harassment could take place either on the property at work or outside of work.

Examples Of Workplace Harassment In Sacramento

There are several different types of workplace harassment, some examples include:

  • Verbal harassment: verbal harassment is one of the most common types of harassment in the workplace. Usually, many harassment claims don’t allege physical harassment. Examples of verbal harassment include derogatory terms, racial slurs, religious insults, age insults, etc. When an employee insults another employee’s religion, gender, race, ethnicity, sex, or disability, it is considered workplace harassment. Verbal harassment takes the form of offensive comments. It could be said to the employee’s face, or behind the employee’s back.
  • Sexual harassment: Unfortunately, sexual harassment also exists in the workplace. This happens when another employee or an employer makes sexual advances or sexual comments. In some circumstances, an employee or an employer could even make a sexual request, and when the employee denies the request, could be retaliated against. Other circumstances include sharing nude photos of the employee.
  • Intimidating the employee: the other employees or the employer could intimidate the employee by verbally abusing them or instilling fear in them.
  • Cyberbullying: Currently, cyberbullying is also another practice that encourages workplace harassment. Cyberbullying includes offensive text or emails sent among coworkers or from the employee. This also includes any social media posts about the employee.
  • Mocking the employee: Mocking the employee’s appearance is also a type of harassment where the employee could hold the employer responsible. 
  • Cultural harassment: An employer cannot make fun of an employee simply because of their accent, the way they speak, or any cultural activities that they take part in. When they do so, they could be held responsible for workplace retaliation.
  • Reporting: An employer is prohibited from retaliating against the employee for speaking up about the workplace harassment.
  • Hostile work environment: This is a very common form of workplace harassment. Usually, harassment is not done up front and in the employee’s face. Instead, it is done through passive-aggressive comments by other parties or by the employer themself. 

Who is responsible for my workplace harassment claim?

At the end of the day, the employer is responsible for workplace harassment. Even if the activity was done by another employee, not only could the employee be held responsible, but the employer as well for failing to address and prevent workplace harassment. 

What types of documents are needed to prove workplace harassment?

There are several types of evidence that your attorney may turn to to prove workplace harassment. For example, this could include:

  • Performance reports
  • Performance reviews
  • Incident reports
  • Work hours
  • Screenshots of the email thread
  • Screenshots of the text thread
  • Copies of any notes sent among employees 
  • Meeting minutes

How can I prove workplace harassment in Sacramento?

To build a strong case for workplace harassment, it is very important that you have a top-rated attorney on your side to make sure that you get the care you need. After experiencing workplace harassment, you should:

  1. Document all the circumstances of the harassment. For example, if it was a verbal harassment incident, you should write down the time of the incident, the location of the incident, what happened during the incident, and any other employees who were around.
  2. Take photos of the incident. Take screenshots of any emails, messages, or social media posts that you may come across that show workplace harassment. 
  3. Interview any witnesses. Most likely, there were other employees around at the time of the harassment. Make sure you get down their statements, along with their contact information.
  4. Review the company policy to see if there are any procedures in place to address harassment at work, or reporting harassment at work.
  5. Contact the human resources department. Usually, a company may have a human resources department that will assist in the harassment incident. If not, speak to your supervisor or manager.

If you have been injured from the harassment,  get medical help. Sometimes, physical harassment could lead to traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord injuries. 

Sacramento Workplace Harassment Lawyers

Our Sacramento employment attorneys are available 24/7 to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your potential workplace harassment claim. There are several different laws and regulations in place that specifically prohibit workplace harassment. And in the event that workplace harassment does happen, an employer has the right to seek compensation.