Have you been the victim of sexual battery at work? Many woman and even men are the victims of
sexual harassment at work. However, sometime the
sexual harassment turns into physical touching. All forms of
sexual harassment including unwanted physical touching is illegal in California. However, when an employee touches another employee the unwanted touching may violate California law under
Sexual Battery Civil Code 1708.5. A California employee commits
sexual battery when they intend to touch an intimate part of another employee. The intimate parts of the other employee include
sexual organ, anus, groin, or buttocks of any person, or the breast of a female.
If you have been the victim of sexual battery in the workplace please call our California
sexual harassment and
sexual battery attorney today for a FREE consultation. We handle all types of
sexual assault, and
sexual battery in the workplace type of cases throughout Southern California including
Riverside County California,
San Bernardino County, and the
Sexual Battery Statute:
(a) A person commits a sexual battery who does any of the following:
(1) Acts with the intent to cause a harmful or offensive contact with an intimate part of another, and a sexually offensive contact with that person directly or indirectly results.
(2) Acts with the intent to cause a harmful or offensive contact with another by use of his or her intimate part, and a sexually offensive contact with that person directly or indirectly results.
(3) Acts to cause an imminent apprehension of the conduct described in paragraph (1) or (2), and a sexually offensive contact with that person directly or indirectly results.
(b) A person who commits a sexual battery upon another is liable to that person for damages, including, but not limited to, general damages, special damages, and punitive damages.
(c) The court in an action pursuant to this section may award equitable relief, including, but not limited to, an injunction, costs, and any other relief the court deems proper.
(d) For the purposes of this section “intimate part” means the sexual organ, anus, groin, or buttocks of any person, or the breast of a female.
(e) The rights and remedies provided in this section are in addition to any other rights and remedies provided by law.
(f) For purposes of this section “offensive contact” means contact that offends a reasonable sense of personal dignity.