What Do I Do If I’ve Been Sexually Harassed?

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If you are the victim of sexual harassment, there are several steps you can take to preserve your claims:

Document the harassment in a personal journal and include details about each instance of sexual harassment such as the date and time of the harassment, a description of the event, and the name of the harasser.

Report the offending conduct to your human resources department, supervisor, manager, or superior.  When making a report, do it in writing and keep a copy for yourself.

Follow Your Employer’s Procedures, if any, by checking your employee handbook or any other employer guidelines pertaining to sexual harassment.

Contact Jose Garay, APLC at 949-208-3400 or dhyun@garaylaw.com for a Free Consultation to learn more about your legal rights and potentially pursue a lawsuit.  Please note that the statute of limitations (time limit) to bring a sexual harassment lawsuit is one year from the last instance of harassment unless it is timely extended an additional year by obtaining a Department of Fair Employment and Housing Right to Sue letter.

 

About the Author

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Daniel Hyun is a California Employment Law Attorney and is counsel in Jose Garay, APLC (www.garaylaw.com).  Mr. Hyun earned his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law and studied as a visiting scholar at UCLA School of Law, ranked 18 and 17 respectively by US News World & Report in 2017.  During law school, Mr. Hyun received the prestigious CALI Award for receiving the highest grade in his Mediation Theory and Practice course and was a Scholar in Law recipient.  He also made the Dean’s list for being in the top 20 percent of his class, and received high grades in Contracts, Torts, Ethics, Pre-Trial Litigation, Mediation, and Asian American Jurisprudence.  Mr. Hyun was also an Associate Editor for Washington University School of Law’s Law & Policy Journal.  Prior to law school, he graduated from the University of California San Diego and double majored in Political Science: Public Law and Communications, and received multiple Provost’s Honors for having a 4.0 G.P.A.

Mr. Hyun is a member of the California State Bar, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, and California Employment Lawyers Association.  He has played a critical role in prosecuting and settling multi-million-dollar class action lawsuits.  Mr. Hyun litigates wage and hour, and consumer class actions, and single and multi-plaintiff litigation involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination lawsuits in California state and federal courts.  Mr. Hyun provides free consultations and may be contacted at 949-208-3400 or via e-mail at dhyun@garaylaw.com.

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