Sexually Harassed at Work?
- Will I lose my job?
- What affect will this have on my family?
- Will people at work treat me differently?
- Can I trust human resources to help me?
- How much is my case worth?
These are all valid questions, and you need an experience employment lawyer that is on your side that you can trust to guide you through the process.
While there are laws to protect you from retaliation for reporting sexual harassment, there can still be repercussions when a person comes forward and reports. Depending on your employer, a report of sexual harassment will almost always trigger an investigation into those allegations. It is important to know what your rights are when confronted with this situation.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines sexual harassment as:
“Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment.” However, sexual harassment does not include simple teasing, or offhand comments, or isolated incidents that are not of a serious nature. The harasser does not have to be a supervisor; it could be a co-worker, an agent of the company or even a non-employee.
I have been representing victims of sexual harassment for over 20 years. If you believe you are a victim of sexual harassment, it is important to know your rights. As a lawyer who has represented numerous clients in this situation, I will to guide you through the process and let you know what to expect if you decide to come forward. If you have questions about sexual harassment, or believe you or someone you know may be a victim, call me for a confidential evaluation of your case.
We can’t erase the pain of being a victim, but we can help you get the financial compensation you deserve, and to take steps that will prevent it from happening to someone else.
Attorney with a Focus on Harassment in the Workplace