According to the Criminal Defense Lawyer website, “The crime of harassment (which can include stalking, hate crimes, and cyberbullying) occurs when one person acts in a way designed to annoy, provoke, threaten, or otherwise cause another person emotional distress. State laws and some federal laws identify multiple ways in which harassment can be committed.” In places of work, this can mean unwanted sexual advances which, should the Plaintiff refuse, would result in a very disadvantageous position for them.
The reality is that countless people all across the United States are harassed every day, but very few incidents are brought to light out of fear of negative consequences for the victim. Do not let your incident go unheard.
If you have found yourself to be the victim of any form of harassment in your place of work, and are looking to rectify the situation appropriately, please reach out to us today for a free consultation.
Brennan Hershey with Hershey law is an experienced workplace harassment attorney serving in and around the Los Angeles/SoCal areas.