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San Francisco Workplace Sexual Harassment Attorneys

How Can a San Francisco Workplace Sexual Harassment Lawyer Help You?

In California, every person has the right to work in a safe environment, free of sexual harassment, intimidation, or assault. If your boundaries have been crossed, and your complaints are being silenced or dismissed, our lawyers can amplify your voice and secure real change and just compensation.

Sexual harassment in the workplace involves any unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that creates a hostile or intimidating work environment. If you’ve been victimized, you have the right to take back your power, and put a stop to the abuse.

The workplace sexual harassment lawyers at Levin Simes can help you sue for damages, including medical bills and psychological suffering. We can assist in advocating for changes, potentially including the removal of predators, or upgrades to safety and reporting procedures in your industry or field of work. 

We are a woman-led personal injury firm with proven results helping sexual harassment and assault survivors find justice and peace. Reach out to us at (415) 426-3000 to discuss your needs and circumstances in a free, fully confidential consultation. Read on to learn about potential legal options and outcomes that may be available to empower and improve your future.

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What Kind of Settlement Can a San Francisco Workplace Harassment Lawyer Help You Secure?

Here are some common types of settlements that a workplace harassment lawyer can help you secure:

  • Monetary compensation: One of the primary goals of a workplace harassment lawsuit is often to secure financial compensation for the employee. This compensation can cover various damages, such as emotional distress, lost wages, medical expenses, and attorney's fees.
  • Back pay and front pay: If you've experienced harassment that resulted in job loss or suspension, your lawyer may seek back pay (lost wages from the time of harassment until the settlement) and front pay (anticipated future earnings you would have received if not for the harassment).
  • Reinstatement or new job position: If your harassment case involves wrongful termination or demotion, your lawyer may seek your reinstatement to your previous position or a similar job position, along with any associated benefits.
  • Punitive damages: In cases of severe or intentional misconduct by the employer or harasser, punitive damages may be sought. These are intended to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar behavior in the future.
  • Non-monetary remedies: Beyond financial compensation, your lawyer may work to secure non-monetary remedies, such as mandatory harassment training for employees, changes to company policies, or the implementation of a more effective reporting and investigation process.

In some cases, a settlement may include a confidentiality clause, which prevents either party from discussing the details of the settlement publicly. This can protect your privacy and reputation. Other potential outcomes could be a public apology from the harasser or the company, or a formal acknowledgment of the wrongdoing.

A workplace harassment lawyer from Levin Simes will work closely with you to understand your specific situation, advise you on the best course of action, and negotiate on your behalf to secure the most appropriate and just settlement.

What helps you also helps others. By taking a stand, you can seek the damages you’re entitled to, and create a path for others to do the same. In fact, your settlement could include provisions to ensure that you and your fellow coworkers are not retaliated against for bringing a harassment complaint or pursuing legal action. 

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What Does a San Francisco Employee Harassment Lawyer Do For Your Case?

An employee harassment lawyer plays a crucial role in advocating for your rights and interests if you have experienced sexual harassment at a job site, institution, or workplace where you’re employed. 

The services we provide at Levin Simes can include:

  • Legal consultation and case assessment: Our sexual assault and harassment lawyers will start by listening to your story, reviewing any evidence you have, and assessing the merits of your case. They will help you understand your legal rights and options based on the specific harassment you've experienced.
  • Guidance in filing complaints: If you have not done so already, your lawyer will assist you in filing a formal complaint with your workplace and other appropriate administrative agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in the United States. Your lawyer will explain the laws that protect you from workplace harassment, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and inform you about your rights and potential legal remedies.
  • Evidence collection and case strategy development: Your lawyer will help gather and organize evidence that supports your harassment claims, such as emails, documents, witness statements, and other relevant information. Based on the details of your case, we will develop a strategic plan of options for you to choose how to proceed. 
  • Negotiation: Your attorney will engage with the opposing party, which could be the harasser's employer or the company itself, in negotiations to reach a settlement. We will advocate on your behalf to secure a fair resolution that may include compensation and other remedies.
  • Representation: If negotiations don't lead to a satisfactory resolution, your lawyer can represent you in court. With your approval, we will file a lawsuit on your behalf and handle your case through hearings, trial proceedings, and any other legal proceedings that may arise. We do this all while taking steps to protect you from any potential retaliation by your employer or coworkers as a result of your harassment claims.

Throughout the entire process, a sexual harassment lawyer from Levin Simes will provide emotional support, help you make informed decisions, and steadily guide you through this experience.

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Contact a San Francisco Workplace Sexual Harassment Law Firm

Overall, a sexual harassment lawyer from Levin Simes is dedicated to ensuring that your rights are upheld, and that you receive appropriate remedies for the harm you've experienced. We leverage our legal experience to level the playing field and help you achieve a just resolution to your harassment case.

Why Hire Levin Simes

Levin Simes is a woman-led firm with years of experience in trailblazing sexual assault and harassment advocacy. We have been featured in the news by outlets like The Guardian, Vice, and CNN regarding our cutting-edge litigation efforts in rideshare sexual assault and harassment cases. We bring this same dedication to every sensitive case we handle

Our primary goal is to help you navigate the legal process, protect your rights, and work towards a fair resolution of your harassment case. Contact us at (415) 426-3000 to take control of your future.

We never settle for less.
Why should you?

Reaching out to a lawyer is the first step on your path towards recovering a better quality of life. At Levin Simes, we give our undivided attention to each client, and all communications are held in the strictest of confidence. We are on hand to guide you through the process and support you at every step of the way. Contact us by filling out the form or calling us directly at (415) 993-9989.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can men be sexually harassed in the workplace?

Yes, men can experience sexual harassment from male or female perpetrators at work. Men have the exact same rights as women to a non-toxic workplace environment, and men have the same legal recourse to fight sexual harassment at their jobs. Levin Simes is fully equipped to handle any workplace harassment case regardless of your gender, gender presentation, or sexual orientation.

What happens during a sexual harassment lawsuit?

After filing a lawsuit, the process may involve discovery (gathering evidence), negotiations, mediation, and, if a settlement isn't reached, a trial. The timeline between filing your complaint and the final resolution could take several months or more than a year. Your attorney from Levin Simes will keep you updated with reports regarding your case’s progress throughout the process.

Can I be retaliated against for filing a sexual harassment lawsuit?

Retaliation for filing a sexual harassment lawsuit is illegal. Laws protect employees from retaliation for asserting their rights under anti-harassment laws. If you are faced with retaliation from your employer or coworkers, your lawyer can send cease and desist letters or help you report these crimes to the proper authorities.

How long do I have to file a sexual harassment lawsuit?‍

Your timeline could range from 6 months to 10 years, depending on what kind of abuse you’ve suffered.

The time limit for filing a sexual harassment lawsuit, known as the statute of limitations, varies depending on your location. The federal EEOC has a time limit of 180 days from the most recent harassment experience for filing an official complaint. If a harassed employee is also filing a claim with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), that timeline can extend to 300 days (nearly a full year). However, California law also allows survivors to file certain claims within 10 years from the date of a sexual assault.

To know your practical options and deadlines, contact our San Francisco attorneys by calling (415) 426-3000 to receive a free, confidential consultation and actionable advice.