The definition of sexual harassment conduct goes well beyond improper or unsolicited sexual contact between individuals at the workplace. Sexual harassment may include but is not limited to sexual advances, jokes, and/or teasing of a sexual nature, unwanted exposure to material of a sexual nature that has not been welcomed by the employee. Sexual harassment is governed by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. To fall under Title VII the employer must have a minimum of 15 employers and in certain circumstances may be applicable for state, local or federal employees.
Types of Sexual Harassment
There are many different forms of sexual harassment. It doesn’t have to be physically touching. In fact, it can be any number of unwelcome sexual advances
Harassment in a workplace can turn the environment hostile. A hostile work environment can make it impossible to effectively do a job.
When sexual harassment happens in the workplace, the victim can feel powerless. However, there are steps a victim can take to stop it, and we can help.
There are different liability rules, but federal, state, and municipal laws clearly prohibit harassment based on sex, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Many people could be liable for your harassment.
Unfortunately, there is only a certain time window available to file a claim. The state you live in along with federal law has specific time limits. This is why it is important to contact us immediately.
We have over 20 years experience helping victims. Our consultations are completely free, and there are no obligations after consulting with one of our many knowledgeable attorneys.