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Harassment Explained

California Government Code Section 12940 et. seq. protects against harassment in the workplace.  In general the law prohibits discrimination in the terms and conditions of employment and harassment in the workplace based on gender, race, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy disability,  protesting illegal practice, or sexual orientation.

The Courts have defined this as conduct that is engaged in for personal gratification because of meanness or bigotry or other improper motives.  It can take the form of verbal harassment,  unwanted touching or other physical contact, lewd gestures, or visual harassment.  Physical harassment can include inappropriate physical conduct or blocking someone’s way.  Verbal harassment can include slurs, crude jokes, derogatory comments, and sexual jokes.  Visual harassment includes derogatory cartoons, drawings or posters, or physical objects.  In addition, workplace harassment can include physical threats.

Sexual Harassment

This can take the form of quid pro quo (meaning this for that)  or of hostile work environment. Quid pro Quo harassment is when a supervisor ties a job benefit to granting of acts producing sexual gratification.   This could mean that a supervisor bases a favorable review, preference in job assignment, or a promotion linked to the granting of sexual favors.  In this cases, the employer can become vicariously liable whether they know about the improper behavior or not.

If you have been the victim in the workplace call the Sacramento Employment Lawyers.  David Foos and Sean Gavin have many years experience representing victims. We will get positive results in your case.  Contact us at 916-779-3500 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Hostile Environment Harassment

These cases include various forms of physical or verbal harassment based on gender or other protected classes of people. It is the deprivation of the right to work in an environment free of discrimination, sexual harassment, ridicules and threats, whether directed to you or someone else.

If you have been the victim of workplace harassment or hostile work environment call the lawyers at Foos Gavin Law Firm immediately.  David Foos and Sean Gavin have many years of experience representing people that have been the victims of workplace harassment.  We have provided extremely positive results for our clients.  Contact us at 916-779-3500 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Victim of harassment in the work place

Finding the right Sacramento Harassment Attorney is the first step in protecting your rights. Being a victim of harassment in the Sacramento area can be tough to deal with. Understanding the laws and your rights regarding workplace harassment in the Sacramento jurisdiction becomes extremely important. Hiring the right Sacramento Harassment Attorney will ensure you a fair trial. When victimized of harassment, it is important that you look to hire the right Sacramento Harassment Attorney. Foos Gavin Law Firm has over 30 years of experience in the Sacramento jurisdiction. We know the laws. We will help you through this tough time.

Understanding Harassment and your rights

California Government Code Section 12940 et. seq. protects against harassment in the workplace.  In general the law prohibits discrimination in the terms and conditions of employment and harassment in the workplace based on gender, race, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy disability, protesting illegal practice, or sexual orientation.

The Courts have defined this as conduct that is engaged in for personal gratification because of meanness or bigotry or other improper motives.  It can take the form of verbal harassment, unwanted touching or other physical contact, lewd gestures, or visual harassment.  Physical harassment can include inappropriate physical conduct or blocking someone’s way.  Verbal harassment can include slurs, crude jokes, derogatory comments, and sexual jokes.  Visual harassment includes derogatory cartoons, drawings or posters, or physical objects.  In addition, workplace harassment can include physical threats.

Sacramento Harassment Attorney

If you are a victim of workplace harassment in the Sacramento area, you need a Sacramento Harassment attorney that can fight for you. An attorney that will demonstrate that you are truly a victim of this crime. The harassment laws are very complicated. You need an attorney who understands workplace harassment, and your rights. You need a harassment attorney that will fight for you.  Contact Sacramento Harassment Attorney David Foos. David Foos has great experience defending these workplace harassment cases.  Commissioner Foos is a retired Judicial Officer and knows many of the players in the system. His inside knowledge will help you with your case.  Contact Commissioner Foos at 916-779-3500 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Remember, the first consultation is without cost to you. Do not handle this alone. Let the experience of Foos Gavin Law Firm help you with your Harassment case.


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