Sexual Harassment Is Unacceptable In The Workplace — Our Attorneys Can Help
A person can be a victim of sexual harassment on the job without anyone ever touching her or him. The phrase sexual harassment is a blanket term encompassing behaviors that are sexual in some way, and have the result of making anyone feel unsafe while working.
Sexual harassment may occur between those with and without authority in a workplace or between equals. Harassment may occur between people of different sexes or between people of the same sex.
Our Advantage When Handling Sexual Harassment Disputes
At [nap_names id=”FIRM-NAME-3″], our highly skilled attorneys help individuals; businesses and municipalities sort out whether harassment, discrimination or retaliation is occurring, and if the occurrences are actionable. We have experience representing employees and employers in sexual harassment disputes.
Our in-depth understanding and knowledge of both sides of any employment issue allow us to give the exceptional representation and aggressive advocacy our clients have come to expect. Because we know how the opposition is likely to act, we are able to create a winning strategy that furthers our clients’ goals, whether in the boardroom during negotiations or in the courtroom at trial.
What Is Sexual Harassment?
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 includes workplace sexual harassment as a form of job discrimination. Sexual harassment includes but is not limited to:
- One member of a team makes sexual jokes within another person’s hearing or directly to another on a regular basis.
- A colleague uses a suggestive screen saver or calendar that another person cannot help seeing every day.
- A supervisor suggests to a subordinate that the way to get a promotion is to “play ball” (quid pro quo).
- A “people person” boss makes his or her subordinates uncomfortable with constant hugging.
- One person stares at a specific colleague all day long.
All of these situations create a disturbing or hostile work environment that threatens an individual’s career advancement, as well as his or her ability to work conscientiously.
Many employees are afraid of complaining, either to their own supervisors or to federal or state agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD). If an employer does retaliate against an employee’s complaints, the employer may be held accountable for illegal actions.
Call Our Firm For Assertive Representation For Workplace Discrimination Claims
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