Helping Victims Of Sexual Harassment
Are you experiencing sexual harassment at work? If so, you should be aware of the law and your legal protections. The law recognizes two types of sexual harassment:
- Quid pro quo harassment – When sexual favors are demanded by a supervisor or manager as a condition of employment
- Hostile work environment – When an employer knowingly allows a hostile, offensive, oppressive or intimidating work environment based on sex to continue, and which adversely affects an employee’s ability to work
The vast majority of sexual harassment victims are women, but men can suffer the effects of these behaviors too. When an employer allows sexual harassment in the workplace, just going to work can become a nightmare.
What To Do If You Are Experiencing Sexual Harassment At Work
If you have been the target of off-color comments, jokes, gestures or other actions, you do not have to tolerate this behavior. You have the right to report this activity to your supervisor or human resources department. If it continues, you can take action to stop it. You may be entitled to compensation for your lost wages and benefits and emotional suffering.
Your first action should be to work through your supervisor or human resources department. If the employer fails to take action or if the offending behavior continues, you may have a case.
The Law Offices of Denise Eaton May has extensive experience in handling harassment claims. Many people who experience harassment at the workplace usually are working in a hostile work environment which impacts their productivity. Understanding this aspect of the case is the key to success of our lawyers in helping to assist you in resolving an unbearable work environment.
Victims Of Sexual Harassment: Contact Us For Help
If you have experienced sexual harassment at work and wish to talk to an attorney in a private, one-on-one consultation, please call us at 510-244-3307.