We Are Your Ohio Workplace Harassment Attorneys
Our law firm will fight for your rights at work
"Hans and his team are very good at what they do and will fight for justice without backing down!" - Terry J.
We all want to work in a harassment-free environment. Unfortunately, that does not always happen. Worse than that, not all harassment is illegal.
The employment laws are very specific about conduct that rises to the level of unlawful harassment. There are two basic types of unlawful harassment: Quid pro Quo (or this for that) harassment and hostile work environment harassment. Both demand strong legal responses.
If you are subject to unlawful harassment in the workplace, contact Nilges Draher LLC. We can help.
Common workplace harassment issues
Quid pro Quo harassment generally results when an employment decision, like promotion or termination, is based on the employee's acceptance or rejection of sexual advances or requests for sexual favors. An example of this type of harassment is a supervisor who demotes an employee for rejecting his request for sexual favors.
Hostile work environment harassment often results from the unwelcome conduct of supervisors or co-workers, or anyone else with whom the employee interacts on the job, and the unwelcome conduct renders the workplace atmosphere intimidating, hostile, or offensive.
Workplace harassment does not have to be sexual in nature to be unlawful. Rather, harassment on the basis of any protected characteristic is prohibited. Examples of this harassment include: telling off-color jokes about race, gender, disability or other protected characteristics, using inappropriate terms, gestures or epithets, among other things.
We talk to hundreds of employees each year who are being harassed at work. The most common question these employees ask us is "what is harassment or a hostile work environment?" and "what should I do if I am being harassed?" If you are struggling with these questions, please visit the links below.
- What is a Hostile Work Environment?
- What is Unlawful Sexual Harassment?
- What To Do if You're a Victim of Workplace Harassment
Put your trust in our law firm
If you believe that you are the victim of unlawful harassment in the workplace, contact us for your free case evaluation. Our experienced harassment lawyers know what it takes to build a strong harassment case. We know what evidence to look for and what questions to ask. Find out how we can help you. We have helped countless victims of unlawful harassment in the workplace hold their employer accountable. Trust our Ohio harassment attorneys to help you, too.
Schedule your free case evaluation with a member of our team who can answer your questions and explain the applicable laws in your circumstances. Our conversation is completely confidential and there's no obligation - just honest answers about your legal rights.