If you’re like many Uber employees—and employees across several industries in Glendale and the surrounding communities—you have first-hand knowledge of what it’s like to experience sexual harassment.
It’s not right, and it’s not fair.
But you may have legal recourse if you were sexually harassed by a coworker or a supervisor while working for Uber.
What is Sexual Harassment Under California Law?
Sexual harassment is against the law in California. For the most part, sexual harassment can be quid pro quo or hostile work environment harassment… or both.
In either form, sexual harassment can include offensive jokes or innuendoes, physical and sexual touching or assaults (or even threats), and offensive pictures or videos. It can also include sexual slurs, name-calling and insults, or explicit and offensive objects. (If you think you may have experienced this type of harassment, it’s always okay to call a Glendale sexual harassment lawyer and see if what happened to you was a violation of California law.)
Did You Experience Sexual Harassment While Working for Uber?
Unfortunately, sexual harassment in the workplace continues, despite all the laws and regulations our legislators have put in place to protect employees and other workers.
Whether you were the victim of inappropriate jokes and insults from other employees or you experienced a sexual assault while working for Uber, know that we are on your side. We can fight for you and help you get the best possible outcome in your case.
What Your Lawyer May Advise You to Do if You Still Work for Uber
If you’re still working for Uber after experiencing sexual harassment, your attorney may talk to you about filing a complaint for harassment at work. He’ll most likely advise you to tell the harasser to stop, or to let a supervisor (or your supervisor’s boss) know what’s happening. (If you’re uncomfortable telling the harasser yourself, you can write a letter or have a third party tell him or her to stop the behavior.) It’s important that you don’t delay, because if you wait too long, the harasser or Uber may be able to claim that you could’ve avoided damages if you’d reported it sooner.
When an employer is aware that an employee is participating in sexual harassment, they’re required to take remedial action to stop it. However, it’s always a good idea to follow up with your supervisors (or whomever you reported the behavior to) to ensure that Uber has done something to stop it.
It’s also illegal for Uber or its employees to retaliate against you for reporting sexual harassment or filing a charge with the authorities. That means you can’t be fired or face negative consequences for making a complaint.
What Your Lawyer May Advise You to Do if You No Longer Work for Uber
If you’ve since left the company, your attorney will explain the legal recourse you may have against Uber or an Uber employee. It can be tough to talk about, and we understand that; however, it’s important that you give your lawyer as many details as you can so he can help you get the best possible outcome.
Documenting the Harassment You Experienced at Uber
Your lawyer will also tell you to document all the harassment you can remember. You’ll also need to document any negative actions you’ve suffered as a result, such as bad performance reviews, demotions, or position title changes.
Do You Need to Talk to a Sexual Harassment Lawyer?
Whether you’ve experienced sexual harassment while working for Uber or another company in the Glendale or Los Angeles area, we may be able to help you.
Call us at 818-617-9712 or get in touch with us online. We’ll evaluate your case and begin developing a strategy as soon as we understand your situation.