SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Sexual harassment remains a widespread issue in workplaces throughout America, but it is absolutely unlawful and unacceptable. Sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination that involves conduct of a sexual nature and/or sexual advances by a coworker or superior. Some common forms of unlawful sexual harassment include:

 

  • Unwanted sexual advances.
  • Visual conduct of a sexual nature, such as leering, making sexual gestures, and displaying suggestive objects or pictures.
  • Verbal conduct of a sexual nature, such as use of derogatory comments, graphic verbal commentaries about an individual’s body, sexually degrading words used to describe an individual, and sexually suggestive or obscene letters, notes or invitations.
  • Physical conduct of a sexual nature, such as touching, assault, and impeding or blocking movements.
  • Quid pro quo: exchange of employment benefits for sexual favors.
  • Making or threatening reprisals after a negative response to sexual advances.

 

These types of behaviors are prohibited in the workplace — employers are responsible for taking reasonable steps to prevent such harassment from occurring and sexual harassers can be held personally liable. Our attorneys steadfastly hold the harassers and the employers who support them accountable. If you have been the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, please contact us today. We’re here to help.

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