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Employment Lawyer Rutger Heymann is a member of the California Sate Bar and provides legal services throughout the San Jose and the South Bay Areas including the cities of Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Cupertino, Milpitas, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Menlo Park, Redwood City and Foster City, as well as the communities within and adjacent to the Santa Clara Valley (Silicon Valley), from San Francisco to Gilroy, and from Walnut Creek to Oakland, Alameda, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore and Hollister.


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The Law Offices of Rutger Heyman

4 North Second Street, Suite 550

San Jose, CA 95113


Phone: (408) 297-7100

Fax: (408) 297-7110


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Sexual Harassment

San Jose Sexual Harassment Lawyer

You deserve to work in a safe environment, free of sexual harassment. Every employee, whether an executive, manager or worker, is covered under federal and state laws designed to protect victims of unwanted sexual advances and hostile work environments. Despite a continuing awareness of the emotional and professional impact of sexual harassment, it still persists in the workplace today. At the Law Offices of Rutger Heymann, I am an experienced sexual harassment attorney who can stand up for your rights.

Types of Sexual Harassment related to the Workplace

There are two types of sexual harassment under Title VII and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA):

Sexual harassment may take the form of obscene jokes, offensive remarks and comments, sexually abusive letters or e-mails, propositions of sexual nature, unwelcome physical contact such as touching, kissing, massaging, etc; implicit or explicit demands for sexual favors. Even an apparently throwaway comment can be the basis for a hostile environment under certain circumstances. An attorney can tell you more.

Workplace Retaliation - Do You Need a Lawyer?

If you were fired or demoted or harassed because you notified your employer about a hostile work environment or sexual harassment against yourself, or even against others, you may be able to sue your employer. These types of cases are called whistleblower cases, and can lead to severe punishment for you former employer.

What Should You Do If You Are Sexually Harassed or Retaliated against?

Your first step is to contact a highly skilled sexual harassment attorney. If you contact me, I will advise you about actions you can take in order to protect yourself from sexual harassment happening to you in the workplace. These could include telling the harasser that their conduct is unwelcome and should be stopped. If the harasser doesn’t take notice of your request you may try putting your demand in the written form. You can also file complaints to your supervisor or employer. If your company has a policy manual or handbook that instructs you how to file a complaint or deal with the harassment, follow the steps outlined in the manual or handbook. We will discuss the legal procedures you can use to put an end to the intimidating conduct.

Timing is Important - Contact Me - The Clock is Ticking

Statute of limitations exist, meaning than you may need legal representation as soon as possible in you wish to file a claim. Through my years of legal experience handling sexual harassment claims, I will advise you of the timeline, the involved legal procedures, and the practical ramifications. I am sensitive to the emotional toll that such unlawful conduct takes on my clients and their families. Whether it involves obtaining a swift resolution or prevailing at trial, I am mindful of the different goals that each client seeks in addressing the sexual harassment they have suffered. To speak with me about sexual harassment or call my office in San Jose, California, at 408-297-7100 or email today.

Woman concerned about sexual harassment in workplace