Winet Patrick Gayer Creighton & Hanes has handled hundreds of sexual harassment cases. Every situation is unique and requires expert analysis and aggressive litigation skills. With decades of experience in the ever changing sexual harassment laws in California, WPGCH has the knowledge and expertise necessary to navigate these cases.
In the past, sexual harassment typically referred to unwanted advances by a man against a woman. Women who rebuked sexual harassment by male coworkers were ridiculed, demoted, fired, paid less than their male counterparts, or were forced to stay quiet to protect themselves.
However, today, society recognizes many more forms of sexual harassment than were acknowledged years ago. While it is still unfortunately true that nearly one in five women are sexually assaulted in their lifetimes, victims of sexual assault are not limited to women. Anyone, no matter how they identify, can be victims of sexual harassment and sexual assault. Sexual harassment is not limited to unwanted sexual touching. Sexual harassment comes in many forms and can occur regardless of sex or gender identity.
Your business or organization can be held strictly liable for sexual harassment by a supervisor. Did you know that if a victim of sexual harasment prevails at trial they can be entitled to their attorneys fees in addition to the verdict amount? Did you know that many business insurance policies exclude employment practice claims? If your business or organization has been served with a charge of discrimination or lawsuit, there is no time to wait. You need to obtain experienced, aggressive and tenacious counsel as soon as possible to protect your business. Employment litigation verdicts have been skyrocketing in the past twenty years and juries are extraordinarily unpredictable.
Winet Patrick Gayer Creighton & Hanes has handled countless sexual harassment claims and lawsuits. Many law firms claim that they have experience in handling employment practices cases, but few have trial experience in this area. If your company is sued, you need solid legal advice to know when to try to settle and when to stand up and fight a meritless claim. Employment litigation cases are expensive, and WPGCH works with employers to properly budget and communicate so there are so surprises. WPGCH prides itself on its extremely competitive rates for defense of employment practices claims, while at the same time maintaining the highest professional, ethical, and client-centered standards. If you need assistance with a sexual harassment claim, or any other employment practices claim or lawsuit, contact us today.