Sexual Assault in the California Workplace 2017-05-25T19:01:39+00:00

WE ARE SAN DIEGO’S SEXUAL ASSAULT LAWYERS.

Under California law, sexual assault covers a variety of sexually-related offenses, including rape (which is defined as sexual intercourse without consent and involving the use of force, threat of force, violence, bodily injury, duress, or threat of retaliation). Other types of felony sexual assault include forced oral and anal intercourse, penetration of the anus or vagina with a foreign object, and holding down and forcibly undressing a victim. Sexual assault also includes forcible touch to an intimate part of the body, like the breast, buttocks, or genital.

Sexual assault is a crime that can occur in the workplace as a serious form of employment-related sexual harassment and is punishable by both jail time and civil fines.  Examples include a supervisor or co-worker fondling a female employee’s breast without permission or putting their hands on a female or male employee’s buttocks or crotch without the employee’s consent. It is irrelevant if the touching was done through clothing.

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO PURSUE DAMAGES IN CIVIL COURT

If you’ve been forced into sexual contact on the job, you may have a civil case for sexual harassment. It is important to press charges in criminal court, but recovering monetary compensation for your damages will require a civil legal action — and our experienced team of sexual assault lawyers can help you navigate the process of filing a legal claim for sexual assault.

WE OFFER FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION FOR VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

Sexual assault of any kind leaves you feeling violated, humiliated, and used. It can also leave you physically and emotionally scarred and may affect your present and future employment prospects.

Our team is dedicated to making the perpetrators of sexual assault pay for their actions. Our lawyers will fight to help you rebuild your life after sexual assault.