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Dan treated me with respect and kindness. He is tough when needed and acts with integrity and class. I received the best possible outcome and was kept informed of the entire case.

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Dan was very helpful during a really rough period in my life when I felt alone. He provided support in helping me fight and win my case. I would refer him to anyone who is looking for the best Sexual Harassment attorney.

- Brianna G., Restaurant Supervisor
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Dan Gilleon went above and beyond to get me the justice I deserved. He really believed in me and fought hard to give me much needed closure. Thank you Dan!

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SEXUAL HARASSMENT CAN TAKE MANY FORMS Arrow Icon, Law It’s important to understand that all unwanted sexual advances are against the law, not just rough or violent ones. A sexual harassment lawyer in California can tell you that unwanted touching, sexual inuendo in conversation, inappropriate withholding of promotions or career opportunities unless you provide sexual favors, and a wide variety of other harmful and diminishing acts fall under the category of sexual harassment.


SEXUAL HARASSMENT HAPPENS TO ALL TYPES OF PEOPLE, IN EVERY SHAPE & COLOR, IN ALL TYPES OF WORK Arrow Icon, Law Some of us have a stereotype of what sexual harassment looks like, but it can occur in many different situations. Young and old, blue collar and white collar, every race and religion – all of these can experience sexual harassment. And it is not limited to women – men as well as the LGBTQ+ community can also be sexually harassed. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 explicitly prohibits workplace discrimination based on sex, religion, race, color and national origin. Title VII was the blueprint for the nation’s first harassment laws. Sexual harassment in California is also a violation of the state’s Fair Employment and Housing Act. The Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines harassment as unwelcome verbal and/or physical acts aimed at sex, religion, race, color or national origin, and it went on to expand discrimination to include age, gender and gender identity, and disability.

TOGETHER, WE CAN FIGHT FOR CHANGE Arrow Icon, Law It’s true that it is past time to put a stop to all forms of sexual harassment in California and in our nation. Recent high-profile cases in the entertainment industry and newsrooms have brought into sharp focus the need for change. At Gilleon Law Firm, we are tenacious, tough and proven in representing clients. We have recovered more than $100 million in successful claims.

To find out more about how we can help, talk to a sexual harassment lawyer in California by calling 800-408-2857.

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STOP HOSTILE WORKPLACE BEHAVIOR & DISCRIMINATORY POLICIES

A sexual harassment attorney can explain your rights. You don’t have to stay silent and keep your head down in fear if you are the subject of sexual harassment. Whether in the workplace, at church, at school or anyplace else, you have legal rights to prevent and stop the harassment. In some cases, entire workplace cultures and policies need to be altered or eliminated. A sexual harassment attorney can help.

We cannot allow perpetrators to walk around with a sense of entitlement and immunity. A clear and forceful message must be sent that there is zero tolerance for any kind of sexual harassment. With the help of a sexual harassment lawyer in California, not only can you get justice for yourself, but you can be part of a larger movement to end harassment everywhere.

Together, we can end your workplace harassment and set you on the path to a brighter and more satisfying professional experience.

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Sometimes filing a sexual harassment lawsuit can feel overwhelming, but Gilleon Law Firm will walk beside you every step of the way, providing support and legal guidance. A skilled California sexual harassment lawyer is compassionate toward clients yet tough on opponents. You have various legal options to choose from, whether you agree to a financial settlement or go to a jury trial. We are aggressive litigators and are not afraid to argue a case if a fair settlement can’t be reached.

A sexual harassment lawyer will guide and protect you throughout the legal process.

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Gilleon Law Firm has recovered over $100 Million Dollars for clients across California. Our settlement agreements can demand changes in workplace practices and policies to protect others from facing the harassment our clients endured. Request a free, confidential consultation to learn more.

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    california sexual harassment law

    Many people – both men and women – have a vague understanding of what exactly qualifies as sexual harassment under California law. According to the California Attorney General’s office, “sexual harassment in the workplace is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.”

    Sexual harassment is any unwelcome sexual overtures that include verbal, physical or visual conduct of a sexual nature. It also includes behavior that is offensive, hostile or intimidating based on another person’s sex. It can take two forms: hostile work environment harassment or quid pro quo (defined as “something for something”) harassment.

    Types of sexual harassment can include slurs, comments or inuendo of a sexual nature; the showing and distribution of sexually provocative photos, videos and audio materials; retribution or threatened retribution if sexual favors are not performed; unwanted touching; assault; and a hostile workplace based on sexual bias.

    FILING SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLAIMS IN CALIFORNIA

    The California Attorney General’s office provides direction on filing a sexual harassment claim. The law prohibits behaviors that are of a sexual nature and actions that create a hostile, intimidating or difficult work environment base on an employee’s sex. The offensive conduct need not be motivated by sexual desire but can be based upon an employee’s actual or perceived gender identity or orientation, and/or on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

    If you are experiencing sexual harassment, here are the things you can do:

    • File a complaint with your employer based on their written sexual harassment policy.
    • Keep records of the time, place, nature and persons involved in the harassment. These will be valuable if you take legal action.
    • Notify the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)
    • Visit the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) website for instructions about filing complaints.
    • Complaints filed with DFEH or EEOC are automatically cross-filed with the other agency. You only need to submit one complaint.
    • Once evaluated, your complaint can be accepted for investigation. If so, the employer must respond to the complaint. From there legal action or mediation can take place.
    • Hiring a sexual harassment lawyer in California can make sure your legal rights are preserved and damages are sought.

    Contact Our Sexual Harassment Lawyers

    If you are experiencing sexual harassment, available remedies can include back pay, front pay (future lost earnings), hiring/reinstatement, out-of-pocket expenses, damages for emotional distress, attorneys’ fees and other remedies. At Gilleon Law Firm, we can help you get the justice you deserve if you have endured sexual harassment. You can prevail with skilled and experienced legal representation. Call our sexual harassment lawyer in California at 800-408-2857.