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P.R.

She was a warrior for me and I encourage you to let her do the same for you too. With her, advocacy and legal savvy victims become survivors who go on in life to become thrivers.

- P.R.,
San Diego, CA

S.G.

She takes the hard cases where she sees an injustice and tries to correct it. She fought for me against all odds when other attorneys would not take our sexual harassment and sexual assault case. I feel very lucky that I found her, she fought like a lion and never wavered.

- S.G.,
San Jose, CA

D.K.

She is fearless when she sees an injustice and works very hard to give your case the individualized attention that you need to succeed. She is courageous and the kind of person you want on the front line with you.

- D.K.,
Irvine, CA

E.S.

She took on my sexual harassment and sexual assault case and quickly got me a large settlement. She is a wise, skilled, and extremely competent lawyer.

- E.S.,
San Diego, CA

SMK

It profoundly matters that sex abuse cases are dealt with by civil rights lawyers like her. She understood the trauma I endured and skillfully supported me at the most vulnerable time in my life.

- SMK,
Redding, CA

T.R.

She is deeply empathetic and caring and absolutely a top-notch lawyer, and I will always be very grateful for her hard work!

- T.R.,
Oceanside, CA

S.L.

Finding a lawyer who understood the predatory behavior of “spiritual teachers” took research and time. Thankfully I found her, she was a fierce advocate for me and quickly got to work holding my abusers accountable.

- S.L.,
Anaheim, CA

S.M.

With her vast knowledge of the legal system, excellent judgment, and skillful maneuvering, she guided me every step of the way. She was a Godsend!!

- S.M.,
Los Angeles, CA

California’s Laws Against Workplace Sexual Abuse

California places a strong emphasis on safeguarding individuals from sexual abuse, including within its healthcare sector. With stringent regulations, the state aims to address issues such as sexual abuse in California hospitals, ensuring a safe environment for both patients and workers. The laws are crafted to protect victims and hold perpetrators accountable, irrespective of the setting in which the abuse occurs, be it a hospital or a workplace. Any individual found guilty of violating these provisions faces severe repercussions. It’s crucial for everyone to be aware that being subjected to sexual abuse is not only morally reprehensible but also legally punishable. If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual abuse, California’s legal framework stands ready to support and provide justice, ensuring that offenders are held to account.

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Key Laws Protecting Against Sexual Assault in California

California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA):

Under the FEHA, sexual assault victims in the workplace are protected against discrimination and harassment. This act ensures that every California sexual assault case is treated with utmost gravity, safeguarding victims’ rights.

Hostile Work Environment:

A hostile environment arises when unwarranted sexual advances or remarks make the workplace intimidating or offensive. Our sexual assault lawyers emphasize that such environments not only harm victims but can lead to severe legal consequences for perpetrators.

Quid Pro Quo Harassment:

This form of harassment occurs when job benefits are conditioned upon sexual favors. Experienced sexual assault attorneys from our law firm stand ready to assist victims and ensure that such malicious behaviors are penalized.

Employer Liability:

Employers can be held liable for failing to protect their employees from being sexually abused. It’s vital for victims to approach a seasoned california sexual assault attorney to navigate the complexities of sexual assault cases and potential civil lawsuits.

For those seeking justice after facing sexual assault in California, our law firm, backed by expert abuse lawyers and dedicated sexual assault attorneys, provides unwavering support and comprehensive guidance through every step of the legal process.

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Steps to Filing a Sexual Abuse Lawsuit in California

Consult with an experienced sexual assault lawyer:

Before delving into the intricacies of California sexual assault laws, especially cases concerning police sexual misconduct, it’s crucial for victims to consult with a knowledgeable sexual assault attorney. They can provide invaluable advice tailored to the specifics of your case.

Gather evidence:

To strengthen sexual assault cases, victims must collect evidence, which can include testimonials, messages, or any form of proof. A seasoned sexual assault lawyer can guide you on what evidence can make your case more compelling.

File a complaint with the appropriate agency:

Initiate your civil lawsuit by lodging a formal complaint. California sexual regulations mandate that this process is initiated swiftly. Consult with a law firm that specializes in sexual assault cases to ensure correct procedures are followed.

Engage in settlement negotiations:

With the guidance of abuse lawyers, victims can engage in discussions with the accused party. These negotiations aim to reach a fair resolution without necessitating a trial, although a skilled sexual assault attorney will always prioritize the victim’s best interests.

Litigation and trial:

If negotiations fail, the case moves to trial. Trust in a reputable California sexual assault law firm to represent and champion your cause, ensuring that justice prevails for those sexually abused.

Seeking redress after a traumatic experience requires expertise. Lean on seasoned sexual assault lawyers in California to guide you every step of the way.

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The Importance of Hiring an Experienced Sexual Abuse Lawyer

Legal expertise:

Dealing with California sexual assault laws requires deep understanding and expertise. Experienced sexual assault lawyers are well-versed in the nuances of sexual assault cases, ensuring that victims navigate the legal landscape proficiently.

Guidance and support:

For sexual assault victims, the legal process can be daunting. A seasoned sexual assault attorney provides not only legal advice but also emotional support, ensuring that victims feel understood and championed throughout the ordeal.

Evidence gathering:

Building a robust case often hinges on evidence. Those who’ve been sexually abused need professionals who know precisely what evidence to gather and how to present it compellingly, maximizing the chances of a favorable outcome in a civil lawsuit.

Negotiation skills:

Resolving sexual assault cases sometimes involves negotiations. A skilled sexual assault attorney from a reputable California law firm can effectively negotiate on behalf of victims, aiming for fair compensation and justice.

Litigation representation:

If a case proceeds to trial, representation by a dedicated sexual assault lawyer is paramount. They’ll passionately advocate for the rights of sexual assault victims, ensuring that their voices are heard and that justice is pursued fervently.

The journey to justice for those who’ve experienced sexual assault is intricate. Trusting in a seasoned sexual abuse lawyer is not just beneficial—it’s vital.

Seek Justice with Expertise by Your Side

If you or a loved one has faced sexual assault, don’t navigate this journey alone. Our experienced attorneys are here to guide and support you. Contact us today to ensure your voice is heard and justice is served. Act now!

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Our managing partner (pictured) is an experienced, compassionate civil rights trial attorney who has handled hundreds of sexual assault and sexual harassment cases in state and federal courts – at both the trial and appellate level, for over 30 years. She has also negotiated numerous settlements on behalf of plaintiffs who have had their lives turned upside down by sexual abuse and sexual assault. She has represented numerous high-profile clients, and she has also handled disputes and cases for victims who did not have the financial resources to hire a lawyer.

She is extraordinarily passionate about helping survivors of sexual abuse defend their civil rights violations, and get justice they truly deserve for their pain and suffering. She has personally handled hundreds of sexual assault and sexual harassment cases, and she has written for major publications such as the the Huffington Post the The Los Angeles Daily Journal. If there is evidence of wrongdoing and there’s potential to file a lawsuit, she may be able to take your case on a contingency basis, where you only pay if your case is won & money is recovered.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A dedicated sexual abuse attorney understands the complexities and nuances of California’s laws. They have the experience and knowledge to navigate the legal landscape effectively, ensuring that victims receive the justice they deserve.

A top-tier law firm provides comprehensive services, from gathering evidence and providing legal counsel to representing clients in court. They prioritize victims’ rights and offer both legal and emotional support throughout the process.

An experienced attorney will use their negotiation skills to seek fair compensation for damages, both emotional and physical. They aim to reach a resolution that reflects the gravity of the harm suffered, without necessarily going to trial.

A dedicated law firm will meticulously prepare for trial, gathering compelling evidence and expert testimonies. They’ll passionately advocate on your behalf, ensuring your voice is heard and that your rights as a victim are fervently protected in court.

Proven Results Filing Sexual Assault & Harassment Lawsuits

Uber & Lyft Sexual Abuse

Uber & Lyft Sexual Abuse

Our legal service specializes in addressing cases of sexual abuse involving Uber and Lyft, providing expert guidance and support to victims seeking justice.

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Foster Care Sexual Abuse

Foster Care Sexual Abuse

We offer specialized legal assistance for victims of sexual abuse in foster care, guiding them through the legal process to seek justice and obtain compensation.

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Nurse Sexually Abuses Patient

We provide dedicated legal assistance for those who have suffered from sexual abuse by nurses, offering expert representation to seek justice and compensation

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Сivil Lawsuit Sexual Assault

Сivil Lawsuit Sexual Assault

California employees have the right to a fair and equal work environment, free from prejudice and bias.

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Doctor Sexual Abuse

Doctor Sexual Abuse

Our legal service specializes in cases of doctor sexual abuse, offering expert representation to victims seeking justice and compensation through the legal system. Your rights and well-being matter.

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Police Sexual Misconduct

We provide legal support for victims of police sexual misconduct, guiding them through the legal process to seek justice and hold accountable those responsible for their abuse.

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    SMK

    It profoundly matters that sex abuse cases are dealt with by civil rights lawyers like her. She understood the trauma I endured and skillfully supported me at the most vulnerable time in my life.

    - SMK,
    Redding, CA

    E.S.

    She took on my sexual harassment and sexual assault case and quickly got me a large settlement. She is a wise, skilled, and extremely competent lawyer.

    - E.S.,
    San Diego, CA

    S.L.

    Finding a lawyer who understood the predatory behavior of “spiritual teachers” took research and time. Thankfully I found her, she was a fierce advocate for me and quickly got to work holding my abusers accountable.

    - S.L.,
    Anaheim, CA

    D.K.

    She is fearless when she sees an injustice and works very hard to give your case the individualized attention that you need to succeed. She is courageous and the kind of person you want on the front line with you.

    - D.K.,
    Irvine, CA

    S.M.

    With her vast knowledge of the legal system, excellent judgment, and skillful maneuvering, she guided me every step of the way. She was a Godsend!!

    - S.M.,
    Los Angeles, CA

    P.R.

    She was a warrior for me and I encourage you to let her do the same for you too. With her, advocacy and legal savvy victims become survivors who go on in life to become thrivers.

    - P.R.,
    San Diego, CA

    S.G.

    She takes the hard cases where she sees an injustice and tries to correct it. She fought for me against all odds when other attorneys would not take our sexual harassment and sexual assault case. I feel very lucky that I found her, she fought like a lion and never wavered.

    - S.G.,
    San Jose, CA

    T.R.

    She is deeply empathetic and caring and absolutely a top-notch lawyer, and I will always be very grateful for her hard work!

    - T.R.,
    Oceanside, CA
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