Work Harassment Law

If you have been subjected to work harassment in the California workplace, call 1-877-525-0700 for a confidential conversation with an experienced work harassment lawyer.

Work harassment violates employee rights if the work harassment is the result of a protected characteristic, or qualifies as stress under the workers compensation system. Work harassment laws can be found in the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the California Labor Code.

Work Harassment That Is Discriminatory

Work harassment due to any of the following protected characteristics is illegal, and is something a work harassment lawyer can assist you with: Age Discrimination, Disability Discrimination, California Family Rights Act Leaves also referred to as FMLA leaves of absence or CFRA leaves of absence, National Origin Discrimination, Pregnancy Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Orientation Discrimination. These forms of work harassment are called: age harassment, disability harassment, national origin harassment, pregnancy harassment, sexual harassment, and sexual orientation harassment (gay or sexual preference harassment).

Work harassment cases based upon protected characteristics can be filed in the normal civil court system. The available damages are mental stress, lost wages, costs of therapy, and punitive damages. If the employee succeeds in a work harassment case regarding a protected characteristic such as sexual harassment or racial harassment the employer must pay their attorney fees and costs.

Severe workplace retaliation may also be classified as work harassment. Retaliation against an employee who has blown the whistle and complained about an illegal employment practice may qualify for relief in the civil court system.

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Call 1-877-525-0700 to find out if you have a valuable work harassment claim What Qualifies As Work Stress?

  • Has the stress resulted in permanent or temporary impairment?
  • Can it be proven that the cause of the stress was primarily work related (51% or more)?
  • Was the stress above the normal level for the position?
  • Were you employed in the job for six or more months?

Work stress claims under the workers compensation system often fall into the following categories:

  • The worker was exposed to sudden and extraordinary events at the employer (a robbery while working)
  • Stress caused by physical violence at work
  • Stress caused by unlawful discrimination or harassment such as race discrimination or sexual harassment
  • Highly unusual work practices that are abusive. False imprisonment, severe threats including threats of violence, or stranding an employee in a distant location without a way to return might qualify

If your work harassment case falls only under the workers compensation system, your employer must pay your legal fee. The legal fee for workers compensation cases is quite small, usually 10% or 12.5%.

Workers compensation benefits for work harassment include pay for the period of time the employee is disabled due to the work harassment. This amount of pay can go back in time, into the future and/or paid out in a lump sum.

* There is a $50,000 fine for filing a false workers compensation claim Call 1-877-525-0700 to find out if you have a work harassment case.

Our labor lawyers have been representing employees since 1993. Our work harassment cases are handled out of Bakersfield, Encino, Gardena, Hollywood, downtown Los Angeles, Oxnard, Riverside,San Diego, Sherman Oaks, and Tustin.