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I was sexually harrassed...

I was sexually harrassed in an email conversation that I had with an employee. I brought it up to management and they choose to focus on the fact that I was in violation of the district's technology policy. Although they state that they'll conduct an investigation, I feel like I'm being punished.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

California

Lawyer's Assistant: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?

Union

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Employment Law
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Employment Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 11 months ago
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Employment Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 11 months ago

Thank you for your patience. I am very sorry about your situation. It is again state and federal law for an employer to ignore claims of sexual harassment or discrimination made by one of their employees. It is also illegal for them to retaliate against an employee for engaging in some sort of protected action. In particular, California's Unruh Act and 42 USC Section 2000e-2 Specifically prohibit adverse actions against an employee by an employer. It is possible that you may have a case of discrimination or retaliation here against your employer. If you have a union representative, I would recommend speaking with them about this situation. On the other hand, I would probably think about hiring an employment attorney who may be able to help analyze your case a little bit more carefully on your behalf.

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