Sexual Harassment in Restaurants
Female servers are disproportionately affected by sexual harassment than most other workers. Nationally, female restaurant workers report sexual harassment at a rate that is five times the general female workforce, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). However, sexual harassment in the workplace is experienced by both women and men. EEOC reports also show that 37 percent of sexual harassment charges come from the restaurant industry, accounting for complaints from both genders.
Sexual harassment cases can be brought against co-workers, supervisors, employers and others, depending on the situation. In certain circumstances, cases may be brought due to the conduct of patrons of bars and restaurants as well.
How Do You File A Sexual Harassment Claim?
Waitresses and waiters file sexual harassment claims through the same process as other workers, but they may not have the same options with a human resources department that other occupations have. At Winer, McKenna & Burritt, we walk our clients through the process and assist with documenting incidents of harassment. As our client, we help you accurately file a complaint with the EEOC and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), and properly file a lawsuit upon obtaining a right-to-sue letter.
There are several types of sexual harassment such as actions that create a hostile work environment, physical contact and quid pro quo harassment. We represent clients with any type of claim, and we pursue their best interests responsibly.
Speak With a California Harassment Attorney Today
You should always speak with an experienced sexual harassment attorney to have your potential case evaluated. At Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, we serve all clients on a contingency fee basis, which means that we take a percentage fee from the recovery we work for on your behalf, but no upfront fees or hourly rates are charged during the course of your case.
At Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, we offer free initial consultations. Call us today at (510) 433-1000.
Our attorneys serve clients throughout California, and they are recognized as top-rated sexual harassment attorneys nationally. We fight for the disempowered, and we comprehensively prepare every case for tough opposition. More than 90 percent of cases settle favorably prior to trial, but we are trial attorneys who are fully prepared to stand up for our clients’ rights and best interests.
Contact us at (510) 433-1000 to schedule a free, confidential initial consultation with a lawyer with answers. We stand up for your rights and pursue the compensation that you deserve!
**Our waitress and server sexual harassment attorneys do not represent perpetrators of sexual harassment or those who are accused of sexually harassing behavior.