What happens if you are laid off after being sexually harassed?

California employment laws protect employees from being laid off or fired for illegal reasons, including reporting sexual harassment. Laying off a worker who experienced sexual harassment in the workplace is not just unacceptable, but it is also illegal and considered wrongful termination.

Once an employee reports sexual harassment, the employer cannot lay off the individual without raising concerns about retaliation. The same is true if a worker is sexually harassed and laid off before having had a chance to report the harassment.

If you were laid off after being sexually harassed in the workplace, you may have a legal claim for compensation against your employer. Discuss your situation with a qualified employment lawyer to find out about your legal options.

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