Los Angeles Sexual Harassment Lawyers
Making Hostile Workplaces Safe through Aggressive Advocacy
Feldman Browne, APC is widely recognized as one of the top sexual harassment law firms in California. We have been at the forefront of the #MeToo movement since it began. We are panel counsel for #TimesUp and the Women in Film sexual harassment helpline.
Our team has recovered more than $70,000,000 for #MeToo victims in the last few years alone. Let us help you protect yourself against these egregious acts.
- What is the Legal Definition of Sexual Harassment?
- Know Your Rights: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Call our law office at (310) 984-1415 for a free consultation with a Los Angeles sexual harassment attorney.
We Are Not Intimidated by Sizeable Companies
Feldman Browne, APC has successfully taken on and brought down some of the biggest companies and the most powerful individuals in Hollywood and California.
We have successfully resolved #MeToo claims against:
- Multinational conglomerates
- Fortune 100 companies
- Prominent and powerful Hollywood producers
- Talent agents
- Movie studios
- Sports and entertainment personalities
We have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients. Our attorneys have extensive experience not only litigating sexual harassment claims, but also settling such claims privately and confidentially for maximum value.
Types of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
There are three types of sexual harassment under which an employee may recover damages:
- Quid pro quo harassment: When any employee offers any job benefit or threatens any job detriment in exchange for sexual favors. Any time an employee promises—either expressly or implicitly—that career advancement may be linked to sexual actions, they are acting in violation of the law.
- Hostile work environment: When a workplace is permeated with discriminatory intimidation and harassing conduct sufficiently severe or pervasive to alter the conditions of employment. The victim need not prove that the harasser was motivated by sexual attraction.
- Paramour Favoritism: When you are not personally propositioned, but your workplace is made hostile by sexual favoritism. This typically involvesother employees engaging in affairs with executives. If these employees receive raises and promotions because of it, you will have a claim for sexual harassment under paramour favoritism.
What is a Hostile Work Environment?
A workplace is considered hostile when there are:
- Numerous sexual or sexist comments
- Negative stereotypes about the victim’s gender
- Sexual jokes
- Lewd remarks or insults directed at one sex but not the other
- Any form of hostility or abusive conduct directed at women but not men
- Negative personnel decisions (poor reviews or discipline) that send a hostile message based on gender
When Is the Company Liable for Sexual Harassment?
In cases where a non-supervisor is accused of sexual harassment, the company is only liable if they knew of the harassment. However, if a supervisor perpetrates the sexual harassment the company is automatically liable for the harm caused.
If no supervisor or manager engaged in the sexual harassment, you should try to show that the employer:
- Knew or should have known of the harassment by demonstrating that it was so pervasive, i.e., frequent, that the company had to know
- Knew that the harasser had committed similar offenses previously
- Had previously been alerted about the harasser, specifically through a complaint to a supervisor
Get a Free Review with a Los Angeles Sexual Harassment Lawyer
Are you the victim of sexual harassment at work? You are not alone. Choose sexual harassment attorneys with decades of experience, who have been serving Los Angeles for more than 20 years.
At Feldman Browne, we are not afraid to help you speak up for yourself. Contact us today to set up a consultation.
- How to Identify Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
- What Are the Different Types of Sexual Harassment in California?
- What is Sexual Harassment & How to File a Lawsuit
- Women in Film & the Hotline for Victims of Sexual Harassment
Our sexual harassment attorneys can help you through your case. Call (310) 984-1415 for a free consultation.