Have you been harassed at work? Stand up for your rights with help from our experienced attorneys.
Despite the fact that most employers now offer training and education for the prevention of harassment and other types of workplace misconduct, harassment can and does happen in all kinds of work environments.
If you believe you have been the victim of harassment, speak up! Fair Cases Law Group is here to listen. We can provide the top-quality representation you need to stand up for your rights and hold your employer liable for the misconduct that has occurred on their watch.
What Counts as Sexual Harassment?
There are two main types of sexual harassment:
Quid Pro Quo: In this type of sexual harassment case, workers are expected to tolerate unwanted sexual advances or even sexual contact as part of an employment threat or reward. For example, if a supervisor makes a job offer, a raise, a promotion, or even continued employment contingent on a sexual favor, this is sexual harassment. It only takes one such incident to justify a sexual harassment claim.
Hostile Work Environment: While the occasional sexually charged joke or comment is typically not illegal, the situation can rise to the level of sexual harassment if the behavior is frequent or severe enough to create a hostile work environment. A hostile work environment is any work environment where an employee’s ability to perform their job is affected by harassment or abuse. Examples include:
- Unwelcome sexual advances
- Offensive gestures or touching
- Leering looks
- Comments about a person’s body, appearance, or sexual activity
- Displaying cartoons or images of a sexual nature
- Conduct that shows hostility based on sex or gender
Can Men Be Victims of Sexual Harassment?
Three Steps to Take Right Now
If you have been the victim of harassment in the workplace, you need to take these three steps right now:
- Report it. If you do not report the harassment to your supervisor or HR department, you may lose your ability to hold them liable for your mistreatment. If your company does not have a policy in place for reporting sexual harassment, make your report in writing and submit it by fax, email, or certified letter.
- Document it. Every time you experience harassment, note the date, time, and any witnesses present. Be sure to record the exact words or actions that were used.
- Call an attorney. Pursuing a formal sexual harassment complaint against your employer is a complicated process. For best results, you should get an experienced attorney on your side as early on in your case as possible.
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