Employment Harassment

When many people hear the word “harassment” they think of sexual harassment. But under California law, it is unlawful for an employer to harass an employee for many reasons, including race, sex, age, disability, medical condition, religion or sexual orientation.

What makes harassment different from other forms of discrimination is that in California, individual employees, as well as companies, can be liable for damages for having engaged in unlawful harassment.

Sexual harassment is a serious offense, as is a false accusation of sexual harassment. In addition to representing employees who have been the victims of sexual harassment, Steve Kaplan has also represented individuals and companies falsely accused of engaging in harassment.

Steve Kaplan has aggressively litigated many cases on behalf of employees victimized by unlawful harassment, and has successfully settled most of these cases before trial.

Key Cases

  • Six figure settlement of racial and ethnic harassment case against Hispanic employee.
  • Six figure settlement of disability harassment case against employee with serious medical condition in computer industry.
  • Seven figure settlement of sexual harassment case in entertainment industry.
  • Successful defense of executive wrongfully accused of sexual harassment.