Experienced Sexual Harassment Litigation Attorneys

Marisol is works in a sales role in an industry dominated by men. After she was hired through human resources, her supervisor refused to give her quality leads, resulting in her earning significantly less than her male co-workers. When she complained about the lack of leads, her supervisor told her that he would give her more leads if she would "sext" him. Marisol feels like she has to give in to his demands or lose her job.

If this case sounds familiar, call Hennig Ruiz at 424-394-0464 to discuss your circumstances with our office.

The attorneys of Hennig Ruiz Law Firm in Los Angeles aggressively advocate on behalf of workers' who suffer the indignity of sexual harassment on the job.

A person's sex or gender identification is simply a person's identity (man, woman or transgender) or biological sex (male, female, transgender or intersex). The attorneys in our firm have handled dozens of cases involving sexual harassment and discrimination.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment does not have to be motivated by a sexual interest. That is, a person who is sexually harassing an employee does not have to necessarily want to do anything sexual with that person. Sexual harassment simply means that the harassing conduct is motivated by the workers' sex.

Sexual harassment can take a variety of forms, but generally falls into two broad categories:

  • Quid pro quo harassment: When a supervisor demands sexual favors or attention as a condition of employment.
  • Hostile work environment harassment: When an employer creates or knowingly allows the existence of a hostile, offensive, abusive or intimidating work environment to exist, which negatively affects an employee's ability to perform their work.

Gender Identification And Orientation Harassment

Sex and gender harassment, like other forms of harassment, generally occurs when an employer creates or knowingly allows the existence of a hostile, offensive, abusive or intimidating work environment to exist, which negatively affects an employee's ability to perform their work. In the case of sex and gender harassment, this negative treatment is because of the employee's sex and gender — whether it is because the employee is male, female, transgender or otherwise gender nonconforming.

Illegal treatment ranges from:

  • Disciplinary action
  • Conditioning employment benefits on acceptance of sexually inappropriate behavior
  • Negative performance reviews
  • Denial of training
  • Denial of promotions
  • Denial of raises
  • Termination

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Our firm has represented numerous clients in California who have been the victims of workplace harassment and discrimination due to their sex, sexual orientation or gender identification. If you believe that you are or have been subjected to illegal actions by your employer, document the circumstances and file a formal report with your human resources department, according to your workplace policies.

Please visit our Do I Have a Case? page to answer a few questions relating to your circumstances. If the questionnaire indicates you may have a case against your employer, contact us for a free consultation.