Sexual Harassment Lawyers Practicing in California Will Treat You and Your Claim with Dignity
Attentive to your personal needs throughout the legal process
With more than 55 years of combined experience, Mr. Bryman and Mr. Apelian have helped sexually harassed victims restore their dignity and recover full and fair compensation. Many of our clients are referred by other satisfied clients or by legal professionals who know we treat each client with the respect he or she deserves. Sexual harassment is a very sensitive legal area and our experienced attorneys will be attentive to your personal needs throughout the legal process.
Filing a sexual harassment claim in California
Whether you live in Santa Barbara or Ventura County, Pasadena, Glendale, Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, Riverside, Pomona, Vandenys, Simi valley, San Diego, Bakersfield, Fresno or Orange County, the process for filing a sexual harassment claim is the same throughout California. Our employment law attorneys assist you in filling out the necessary paperwork and meeting all required deadlines in the following steps:
- File a claim with an administrative agency — Before you can sue for sexual harassment, you must file a claim with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) within one year from the last incident of sexual harassment or the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within 180 days. You may file with the DFEH online but filing with the EEOC requires you to visit an office.
- Receive a right to sue letter — The DFEH determines whether you have provided sufficient facts alleging a viable sexual harassment claim. The DFEH then issues a right to sue letter allowing you to bring a private civil lawsuit against your sexual harasser.
- File a civil suit — Within one year of the right to sue letter, you must file a sexual harassment lawsuit.
If you miss any of these deadlines, you may forfeit your right to recovery.
The DFEH is required to investigate your claim before it grants a right to sue letter. However, often times they do not have proper staffing to be able to do it competently. If its investigation does not reveal a violation of any law, your case is closed. For this reason, it is crucial to have a competent sexual harassment lawyer complete all the necessary documentation on your behalf. Attorneys at Bryman & Apelian know what the DFEH wants to see.
Only pay us if you win
The Law Office of Bryman & Apelian A Professional Corporation operates on a contingency fee basis for every client—you will only pay us if you win! We offer free initial consultations to discuss your legal issues and decide together whether to pursue compensation. Whether you live in the San Fernando Valley, Santa Barbara or San Jose, we serve clients throughout the state of California. Contact us online or simply call us at 818.225.5151 today to set up your first free meeting.