Workplace Harassment

The Nuddleman Law firm helps businesses create harassment-free workplaces, defends employers wrongfully accused of workplace harassment and zealously prosecutes workplace harassment claims on behalf of employees.

Sexual harassment, as well as other forms of unlawful workplace harassment, hurt the victims, their co-workers and the employer. In the more than 30 years since the U.S. Supreme Court first recognized sexual harassment as a form of unlawful discrimination, the law has not changed dramatically. Employers and employers are more aware that sexual harassment is unacceptable, but harassment claims continue to increase.

Victims of harassment are more likely to report unlawful harassment than they were 30 years ago, and employers and employees are more educated about prohibited conduct. Unfortunately, although supervisors and employees receive anti-harassment training, the training is not as effective as it could be.

California law prohibits harassing individuals based on certain specified characteristics or conduct. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, (ADA) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act are just a few of the statutes that prohibit unlawful harassment by employers, supervisors and co-workers.

Harassment is generally defined as unwelcome conduct that is based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information or other unlawful bases. Harassment is unlawful if putting up with the offensive conduct is a condition of continued employment, or if the conduct is so severe or pervasive to create a hostile work environment.

Not all “toxic workplaces” are necessarily unlawful. The anti-harassment statutes do not create a general civility code. Understanding what constitutes unlawful harassment is a cornerstone to effective representation.

The Nuddleman Law firm helps victims of harassment by fighting for their rights to a workplace free of harassment. Robert Nuddleman trains employers regarding preventing sexual harassment and responding to workplace complaints. Our employment law firm defends employers wrongfully accused of sexual and other types of unlawful harassment. Robert Nuddleman helps employees and employers resolve harassment claims.

If you have a workplace harassment issue, contact the Nuddleman Law Firm for a reduced rate consultation. We will listen to your story, analyze the issues and devise a plan to help you.

Contact us if you have been the victim of workplace harassment.