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Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment claims can be extremely contentious issues. Almost all cases come down to a "he said/she said" situation. If you feel you are being sexually harassed at work, it is important that you speak to an attorney as soon as possible. You can get some basic information about sexual harassment on my sexual harassment podcast. However, most people know sexual harassment when they are being subject to it -- the difficulty is in properly documenting it and gathering evidence.

Even if you feel that the harassment will eventually pass and you don't want to contact an attorney right now, you should still write down exactly what happens each day and keep as detailed a journal as possible. Keep the journal in a separate book or word processing document than any other files. The reason is that, should litigation be necessary, the defendant will be entitled to get a copy of the entire journal. If this includes other personal information in it, it will be difficult to keep the defendant from getting this information. The more your document the harassment, the better your claim will be.


This website only provides general information about legal services and overtime laws in California and is not meant to be legal advice and does not serve to establish an attorney-client relationship. Any statements, on this page or elsewhere, are not guarantees of any outcome. Michael Tracy is a licensed attorney only in California.