Orange County Workplace Sexual Abuse Attorney
Representing Sexual Abuse Victims in the Workplace
Sexual abuse can often start in the workplace. In many sexual abuse cases, the abuse comes from a person who is in a position of authority, influence, or power over the victim. Often the abuser is someone that the victim trusts, such as a mentor. In these cases, the victim may be afraid to speak out against their abuser out of fear, humiliation, or shame. They may even repress the memories of the abuse out of emotional or psychological distress or trauma.
If you or someone you know has been subjected to sexual abuse in the workplace, you should seek professional legal counsel from a Orange County sexual abuse attorney at Harris Grombchevsky LLP.
Our Orange County sexual abuse lawyers offer comprehensive and compassionate legal assistance to victims of sexual abuse as well as sexual harassment. We have been in practice for many years and bring a wealth of experience, knowledge, and skills to any case we represent. We are dedicated to seeking justice for victims of any kind of sexual abuse.
Examples of Verbal Sexual Abuse in the Workplace
A one-time joke or comment may not necessarily be considered sexual harassment. However, if the severity of the abuse was enough to create a hostile work environment, affect your job, or cause harm, then you may have a case. If there has been consistent verbal sexual abuse, this likely will be considered sexual abuse.
Some examples of verbal sexual abuse in the workplace include:
- Sexual noises or sounds; catcalls or whistles
- Sexual remarks
- Obscene or offensive language
- Sexual jokes or sexual innuendo
- Asking about your sex life
- Asking for sexual favors
- Inappropriate compliments
- Sexual emails or sexually explicit images
If you suspect that a friend or family member has been sexually abused in the workplace anywhere in Orange County, from Orange County to Los Angeles or Riverside, you should not hesitate to consult with a Orange County sexual abuse lawyer at our firm.