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Sexual Harassment Lawyer

Sexual harassment occurs when an employee is subjected to unwelcome sexual advances or sexual conduct in the workplace.

Both genders can be harassed by someone of the same or opposite sex of them, regardless of the harasser's sexual orientation.

If you have suffered workplace sexual harassment, Thyberg Law near Sacramento, CA, can protect you and seek the compensation you deserve.

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Attorney Gregory Thyberg is available 24/7. He handles sexual harassment cases on a contingency basis, meaning he does not charge a cent upfront. The only way he gets paid is by receiving a percentage of any verdict or settlement he obtains. Call (916) 204-9173 to get started.

Over $35 Million Won

Since he began his own private practice in 2006, our attorney has obtained over $35 million in verdicts and settlements for clients in Roseville, Folsom, Sacramento, Lincoln, Auburn, El Dorado Hills, and the surrounding areas.

Major Categories of Sexual Harassment

There are two major categories of sexual harassment–quid pro quo and hostile work environment. Our discrimination attorney helps clients from our Sacramento law office who suffer from:

Quid Pro Quo

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Quid pro quo sexual harassment occurs when a supervisor conditions employment or an employment benefit like a raise or promotion on a subordinate submitting to or tolerating sexual acts. There only needs to be one act for this type of harassment. Examples of quid pro quo sexual harassment include:

  • A manager threatening to demote an employee if they do not submit to demands for sexual favors
  • A supervisor providing preferential treatment to an employee with the expectation of receiving sexual favors

Hostile Work Environment

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Unlike quid pro quo sexual harassment, hostile work environment sexual harassment usually requires a pattern of harassment. This type of harassment requires that the conduct is severe and pervasive enough to create an abusive or offensive work environment.  There are many factors that are considered when determining if there is a hostile work environment including:

  • If the harasser is a co-worker or supervisor
  • The frequency of conduct
  • The nature of the conduct

We Protect Victims of Workplace Sexual Assault

Sexual harassment is not limited to unwanted sexual advances and demands for sexual favors. Sexual assault in the workplace is unfortunately common as well. It is wrong, repugnant, and illegal. Mr. Thyberg can pursue a civil sexual assault lawsuit on your behalf to seek the compensation you need. He can do this at the same time as you pursue a criminal case against your assailant.

Meet Attorney Gregory Thyberg

Attorney Gregory Thyberg

Sacramento attorney Gregory Thyberg began practicing law in 1981. He spent the first five years of his career as a criminal prosecutor, honing his skills over thousands of hours spent in the courtroom. He turned to civil law in 1986 and spent two decades handling a vast array of legal matters before opening his own private law firm in 2006. Our sexual harassment attorney has now spent many years exclusively focused on employment law, allowing him to develop the in-depth knowledge necessary to identify and handle winning cases. 

Over the course of his career, he has taken over 55 different cases to trial throughout California. In 2022, he achieved a $9 million settlement. Mr. Thyberg's repeated success in employment law matters has led to widespread recognition. His peers elected him to the American Board of Trial Advocates and he has taught at both the University of California, Hastings College of Trial and Appellate Advocacy and at the University of California, Davis, School of Law. 

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Our sexual harassment lawyer has taken many sexual harassment cases to trial and even to the court of appeals. He has a proven track record of seeing cases through to the end, never giving up on a winning case if it doesn't settle quickly. Mr. Thyberg has developed a reputation among law firms that if he takes on a case, the defense knows it is serious.

Many other sexual harassment lawyers take on marginal cases, leading people along who do not really have strong claims for compensation. Our law firm does not take on frivolous cases or send threatening letters just to seek a quick buck. He takes great care in selecting which cases to take on. If he decides to handle yours, you can trust he believes you have the elements necessary for a winning lawsuit.

(916) 204-9173

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Major Media Recognition For Our Discrimination Attorney

Mr. Thyberg's success in the Sacramento area has led to features in significant media outlets for his work in handling sexual harassment claims and other lawsuits. A sampling of programs he has appeared on include the CBS Early Show, Fox News, The Big Story with John Gibson, and Geraldo Rivera Live.

The Law Protects You From Retaliation

Many wronged workers avoid pursuing sexual harassment claims due to fears of retaliation. You should know that state and federal law protects you from being punished, demoted, or fired for filing a claim. 

Mr. Thyberg can help protect you from any such retaliation. He can make sure your complaint is filed through the proper channels and that it reaches the relevant human resources professional. Having proof that you filed a complaint before any retaliatory action can be crucial for winning your lawsuit. 

Your Employer Has Liabilities & Responsibilities

An employer is strictly liable for the harassment of an employee. When an employer knows of harassment, an employer is required:

To take all reasonable steps

 to prevent discrimination and harassment from occurring.

To refrain from retaliating

against an employee who complains about harassment.

To take immediate action

to objectively investigate, remedy (if there is evidence of harassment), and prevent harassment.
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Thyberg Law

Since 1981, Gregory A. Thyberg has been providing legal services to clients throughout Sacramento. With a focus on employment law, he can help you find a solution when facing discrimination, harassment, or other workplace injustices. Mr. Thyberg is affiliated with organizations like the:

  • California Bar Association
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyer’s Association

If you're experiencing unlawful discrimination in the workplace, request a consultation with Mr. Thyberg or call (916) 204-9173.

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