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San Francisco Personal Injury
Typically, employment law harassment and discrimination lawsuits are against an employee’s co-workers or supervisors. However, sometimes an employee is harassed at the workplace, but the harassment comes from neither a co-worker nor supervisor. There may be situations where clients, employees of other companies, or patrons are regularly harassing an employee. If your employer fails to take steps to stop the harassment, your employer may be liable for damages.
In a recent case, a California court of appeal held that a woman working at a halfway house for persons on parole could sue her employer for the harassment she endured from the parolees. If nonemployees sexually harass an employee and the employer does not take immediate and appropriate action to alleviate the harassment, then the employer may be held liable under the Fair Employment & Housing Act (“FEHA”). It does not matter if such harassment is allegedly “part of the job.”
If you feel you are being harassed by a third party you work with on a regular basis as part of your job, you must give your employer an opportunity to take corrective action. You should notify your employer in writing about every incident of harassment and request that corrective action be taken. Documenting and reporting the harassment is essential in these cases.
Harassment and discrimination on the job can take many forms, including:
Third party harassment or discrimination employment cases can be sensitive and complicated, especially when you are still employed at the company. A variety of factual and legal factors should be considered and balanced before making a decision. Thus, it is important that you speak with a lawyer to help guide you through the process. Contact a San Francisco employment lawyer at Bracamontes & Vlasak, P.C. today for a free consultation.
For examples of the outstanding results we have achieved in employer harassment and discrimination cases, see our employment law Client Testimonials.
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