Workplace Sexual Assault Lawyer in Sacramento
If you have experienced the trauma of sexual assault in the workplace in Sacramento, you don’t have to face the future alone. Manly, Stewart & Finaldi can help you move forward by bringing a lawsuit against your employer, a company or another party on your behalf. We know what you’re going through and how difficult it is to speak up. Our lawyers have the resources, personnel and commitment to justice to see your case through to the end. Start with a free, confidential case consultation in Sacramento by contacting us today.
Why Choose Manly, Stewart & Finaldi?
- Our sexual assault and abuse attorneys have over 25 years of practice-area experience.
- We have successfully recovered over $2 billion in settlements and verdicts for our clients.
- We take these cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning $0 in upfront fees.
- We care about our clients and have a reputation for unparalleled customer service.
- Your lawyer will be fully committed to you, your case and your future as your legal advocate.
Examples of Workplace Sexual Assault
California’s definition of sexual assault is unwanted touching of a sexual nature against an individual’s will or without his or her consent. In the workplace, sexual assault can refer to an overt crime, such as rape achieved by means of force or violence, or a more covert form of sexual harassment, such as your employer threatening adverse employment action if you don’t say yes to a date. Other examples of sexual assault and harassment at work include:
- Unwelcome or inappropriate touching
- Verbal sexual harassment
- Lewd gestures or behaviors
- Requests for sexual favors (“quid pro quo” sexual harassment)
- Hostile work environment
- Internet sexual harassment
- Posting inappropriate images at work
- Rape or attempted rape
If your employer, coworker, a customer or anyone else at work made you feel uncomfortable or committed an act of sexual misconduct against you, you may qualify for financial compensation. In addition to making a monetary recovery, filing a sexual assault or harassment lawsuit can bring a perpetrator to justice as well as lead to change on a larger level at your workplace to potentially protect others in the future.
What to Do if You’re Sexually Assaulted at Work in Sacramento
If someone sexually assaults you at work in Sacramento, there are steps that you should take to protect yourself legally, physically and emotionally. Here’s what to do:
1. Get help. Call 911 in an emergency, or the police nonemergency number if you wish to press charges but you aren’t in urgent need. Go to a medical center for professional care and a sexual assault forensic exam, if desired.
2. Tell your employer. Let the human resources department at work know what happened in detail and request an official report to be filed.
3. File a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC will investigate your workplace and may take action to resolve the issue.
4. Focus on your mental health. Coping with sexual assault often requires help from trained therapists and psychiatrists. Don’t be afraid to get the help that you need.
5. Contact a sexual assault attorney. When you’re ready to take legal action, consult with a lawyer near you for assistance.
The right attorney can guide you through each phase of the legal process while answering your questions and providing you with as much peace of mind as possible. We know what a difficult and emotional time this is and are here to make things easier.
Speak to a Workplace Sexual Assault Lawyer in Sacramento Today
If you were sexually assaulted in the workplace in Sacramento, we can help you take legal action against your abuser and the employer that failed to keep you safe at work. We are compassionate and highly experienced sexual assault attorneys. Discuss your legal options and how we can help you during a free initial case consultation. Contact us online or call our West Coast office at (800) 700-8450 to speak to an attorney.