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Calstrat Law Group - Tony Rafati

Attorney Tony Rafati
(760) 592-0279


No one should suffer sexual harassment, yet sexual harassment in the workplace is the most common form of harassment employees experience. When people go to work, they should feel comfortable and confident that their place of employment is a safe and fair environment; a place that they can carry out their duties free from harassment. 


The California Fair Employment and Housing Act was enacted to provide a safe workplace and prohibits both sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace.  


FEMA proscribes two main types of sexual harassment:


Tit-for-tat (Quid pro quo) sexual harassment is the type of harassment people are most familiar with, and typically involves a supervisor conditioning employee benefits, such as promotions, benefits or continuation of employment itself, on the acceptance of the harassment or sexual advances.


Under California law, an employer is strictly liable for harassment by the supervisor. An employee victim of sexual harassment can recover lost wages, emotional distress damages, interest, and attorney’s fees. Punitive damages potentially up to millions of dollars may be awarded as a means to punish or deter the employer if the employer’s officers, directors or managing agents knew or should have known of the conduct.


The second type of sexual harassment is hostile work environment sexual harassment, which consists of harassing conduct that is so pervasive or severe that it creates a hostile work environment for employees. Supervisors, co-workers, and even subordinates can engage in conduct that gives rise to a sexually hostile work environment. Harassing conduct can include sexual slurs, taunts, intimidation, ridicule, groping, grabbing, bullying. Workplace bullying by employers is becoming more common, in particular. 



Tony Rafati is the founder and Managing Partner at Calstrat Law Group. His areas of practice include business transactions, litigation, personal injury, and employment. Prior to practicing law Tony worked in a wide range of industries including public policy, manufacturing, and finance.


Tony holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from San Diego State University, a M.B.A. with an emphasis in finance from the University of San Diego, and a J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law.


Tony is a member of the State Bar of California.


Attorney Tony Rafati

(760) 429-7611 ex 101

A single instance of harassing or bullying conduct could create a hostile work environment if it is severe enough. Or, more commonly, multiple acts of less severe but pervasive harassment, taken together could create a hostile work environment. You may also have a claim even though you were not the direct target of the conduct. Just witnessing harassment in the workplace may be actionable.


An employer must take all reasonable steps necessary to prevent discrimination and harassment from occurring.  If harassment has occurred, the employer has a duty to take affirmative measures to change the offending individual’s behavior and to prevent any further unlawful conduct. It’s unlawful for the employer to retaliate against anyone who has complained of sexual harassment or discrimination, by filing a complaint, testifying or assisting in any proceeding under FEHA. Meaning that employees are safe from retaliation if they complain about harassment or discrimination.


Calstrat Law Group represents employees, employers, small businesses, and startups in matters concerning business and employment law. Contact a San Diego employment lawyer or Riverside employment lawyer with our firm if you would like to schedule a consultation. Our San Diego office works with clients to help them achieve their individual goals. Specifically, our business and employment law firm represents both employees and employers of all sizes in claims regarding workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, unpaid wages, and numerous other employment disputes. Our law firm also works with small business owners. Contact our San Diego employment law firm today to learn how we can assist you.


Our Southern California business and employment law firm is built on the principles of providing individual attention designed to achieve individual results. This means that our San Diego and Riverside employment lawyers will talk to you about your specific goals and design a legal strategy tailored to achieve the results that you want. Although no lawyer can guarantee results, by paying attention to your case and focusing on a strategy designed specifically to meet your individual needs, our firm will be in a good position to help you achieve your desired goals.


At Calstrat Law Group, you will be treated as an individual client. Calstrat Law Group can assist you with your business and employment law needs.




At Calstrat Law Group, our San Diego employment lawyers have experience with a wide variety of employment law case types of all sizes. We have experience representing employment discrimination, wrongful termination, workplace retaliation, severance reviews, and more.


Each type of case has specific laws and issues involving claims, and settlements.


We specialize in the following types of cases:

  • Age Discrimination

  • Race Discrimination

  • National Origin Discrimination

  • Religion Discrimination

  • Gender Discrimination

  • Disability Discrimination

  • Pregnancy Discrimination

  • Gender Neutral Bathrooms

  • Sexual Orientation Discrimination

  • Wrongful Termination

  • Workplace Retaliation

  • Unpaid Overtime Wages

  • Hostile Work Environment

  • Family Leave

  • Medical Leave

  • Claims for Unpaid Wages

  • Severance Reviews

  • Non-Compete Agreements

  • Unemployment Hearings

  • Employee Grievance Hearings

  • Waiting Time Penalty

  • Whistleblowers

  • Sexual Harassment

Riverside Employment Lawyer and Office Location


Our law firm is excited to announce the opening of our Riverside County office. The new Riverside County office is by appointment only and is located in downtown Temecula. Mr. Tony Rafati, our experienced employment attorney, is pleased to meet with you to answer any questions you have.


Contact Calstrat Law Group today if you would like to schedule a consultation with an:

 San Diego Wrongful Termination Lawyer

 San Diego Retaliation in the Workplace Lawyer

 San Diego Hostile Work Environment Lawyer

 San Diego Race Discrimination Lawyer

 San Diego Gender Discrimination Lawyer

 San Diego Unpaid Wages and Overtime Lawyer

 San Diego Age Discrimination Lawyer

 San Diego Workplace Discrimination Lawyer



With a qualified and understanding San Diego employment attorney from our firm fighting for you, you can rest assured that your case is in capable hands. We are confident in our ability to help you, and we will use every available tool to help you obtain a settlement.


Call Calstrat Law Group today at (760) 592-0279 to receive your free consultation and see what one of our San Diego employment attorneys can do for you.


Meetings with attorneys are available by appointment only.


With a qualified and understanding San Diego employment attorney from our firm fighting for you, you can rest assured that your case is in capable hands. We are confident in our ability to help you, and we will use every available tool to help you obtain a settlement.



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