Skilled Employer Sexual Harassment Defense Attorneys in California
At Pearlman, Brown & Wax, LLP, our California sexual harassment defense lawyers for employers understand how serious these allegations are, and how difficult it is to offer a denial that the claim did not occur.
Often, sexual harassment claims are made against the company, a supervisor, another employee, or multiple parties the alleged victims and their attorneys may believe are at fault for the behavior.
Unfortunately, the state of California rarely takes the side of the employer during these cases, which only places our clients and their businesses in an exceptionally challenging position.
With over 50 skilled litigation specialists and support staff members, our comprehensive legal representation plans each step of our clients’ defense strategies to ensure we are covering the initial claim and any overlapping issues that will complicate their businesses going forward.
Our law firm emphasizes education, counseling, and litigation support to employers, insurance carriers, and third-party administrators, which allows our clients to proactively operate ahead of the curve.
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Who is Liable for Sexual Harassment in the Workplace in California?
Sexual harassment in a California workplace is defined as unwanted sexual advances or conduct of a sexual nature, whether it is visual, verbal, or physical.
This may include unwanted contact, sexual gestures, graphic remarks, obscene communication, assaults, or threatening reprisals to negative responses from sexual advances that involve another employee who works for the company.
Other times, there may allegations of a supervisor propositioning an employee for sexual favors in exchange for favorable treatment of some kind or a threat of an adverse employment change based on the rejection of sexual advances, also called quid pro quo sexual harassment.
In California, an employer is strictly liable for acts of sexual harassment committed by a supervisor or company agent, regardless of the employer’s own lack of knowledge or the employer’s attempts to remedy the situation.
Other times, California employers may be accused of failing to investigate complaints or failing to protect their harassed employees.
No matter who the allegation is aimed towards, small businesses and large companies alike may be held liable for the alleged sexual harassment in more ways than one.
That could include the company being held financially responsible, which could bankrupt the organization without the proper defense, or significant damage to the company’s reputation.
At Pearlman, Brown & Wax, our dedicated sexual harassment attorneys defend California businesses from these claims in all forums, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sexual harassment complaints, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, labor commissioner, and federal and state courts, so their version of the story is told with a commitment to producing winning results.
If your organization has been accused of sexual harassment, contact our California employer defense attorneys to learn how we can help you proactively approach your legal needs with a specialized strategy to pursue both short- and long-term results.
Our specialized employment defense lawyers provide premier legal strategies in the following practice areas:
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Breach of Contract
- Class Action Defense
- COVID-19 Employment Defense
- Disability Discrimination
- Employee Privacy
- Family and Medical Leaves
- Management Training
- Reductions in Force/WARN Act Compliance
- Sexual Harassment
- Unfair Business Practices
- Wage and Hour Compliance
- Whistleblower And Retaliation
- Workplace Investigations
- Workplace Violence
- Wrongful Termination
- EPLI Policy
Proactively Protecting Employers from Sexual Harassment Claims in California
At Pearlman, Brown, and Wax, our skilled sexual harassment attorneys know that California employers are obligated to take reasonable steps to prevent this wrongful workplace conduct.
Our California sexual harassment lawyers not only defend employers from sexual harassment complaints but prevent liability by outlining and implementing policies and procedures involving sexual harassment allegations.
Those steps may include:
- Developing policies that establish that sexual harassment in the workplace is illegal
- Providing internal complaint processes to allow employees to notify the employer about sexual harassment
- Assuring employees that they are protected against retaliation for reporting sexual harassment in the workplace
Our employer sexual harassment defense lawyers are dedicated to decreasing each of our client’s liability exposure by delivering nearly four decades of successful litigation and large-firm resources while remaining firmly committed to proactively addressing each detail of our client’s case.
At Pearlman, Brown & Wax, our prominence in California legal communities allows our employer defense attorneys to draw on the expertise of group members who specialize in various areas of litigation tailored to the specific needs of our clients.
Contact us today to learn how we can help minimize your company’s exposure after sexual harassment allegations arise, so you can quickly and effectively get ahead of these potentially damaging legal circumstances.
Contact Our Sexual Harassment Lawyers At Pearlman, Brown & Wax, LLP Today
At Pearlman, Brown & Wax, LLP, our skilled employer sexual harassment defense attorneys focus on producing end-to-end solutions for our clients, no matter where they are in California. If your company is being threatened with a sexual harassment lawsuit or has already been served with the complaint contact our experienced employment law defense lawyers today by calling 818-501-4343 to ensure your legal rights are protected from the beginning.